Comic Con India: Campfire graphic novels celebrates two wins, Disney showcases The Avengers and John Carter

Graphic Novels publisher Campfire is celebrating after winning two awards at Comic Con India.

The 2012 convention - officially the 2nd Annual Indian Comic Con - was held in New Delhi from February 17 to 19, a day longer than 2011's inaugural event.

This time it also introduced an awards ceremony for publishers, artists and writers from the local comics industry.

Campfire's biographical title Nelson Mandela: The Unconquerable Soul won the top prize of Best Graphic Novel.

Author Lewis Helfand was not able to attend but recorded a message saying: "I think a lot of us grew up wanting to create comic books and to have the chance to not only create comics, and create books that we believe in, but to have people respond to our work in such a positive way, is absolutely amazing."

Sankha Banerjee, who produced the art for the book, collected the prize.

Amit Tayal won Best
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India's first Comic-Con hailed a major success

Report by Andy Dodd

It has never happened before, but it's sure to happen again.

India's first ever Comic-Con saw 15,000 people converge on Delhi. The two-day convention was a phenomenal success, far exceeding the expectations of both the organisers (Twenty Onwards Media) and the participants.

In its inaugural year, Comic-Con India 2011 provided a much-needed platform for publishers, retailers, writers and illustrators to meet each other, and their fans, in a relaxed environment.

Most of the 35 companies present boasted sales much above what they had anticipated. Campfire graphic novels, for example, raked in more revenue during the first day of the Comic-Con than in 10 days at the Delhi Book Fair, while Level 10 Comics and Vimanika sold out of all their stock by halfway through the second day.

Sales, although important, were of course only one aspect of the event. A programme of workshops, activities and book launches literally took centre stage
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Video Premiere: Jonas Brothers' 'Things Will Never Be the Same'

With the help from some additional players, Jonas Brothers rock an outdoor gig in a music video for "Things Will Never Be the Same", a soundtrack for "Jonas L.A.". Filmed at night, the concert is taken from one episode of the previously-titled "J.O.N.A.S!".

Joe Jonas takes the mic, Kevin Jonas straps his guitar, while Nick Jonas plays the drums. Another cast from the mouse house's TV series who gets highlighted in this clip is Chelsea Staub who plays Joe's on-screen love interest.

Containing 13 tracks, soundtrack album for this TV series will be made available for purchase in United States on July 20. The Jonas boys co-write some songs with the likes of Kara DioGuardi, Adam Watts and Andy Dodd also having songwriting credit in the project.

Jonas Brothers' "Things Will Never Be the Same" music video
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"Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience" images as well as titles.

Check out these images from "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience." After the mesmerizing success of the "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" last year, the film looks set to also pocket its wealthy share of the box office. "Montana" flick outgunned all films, and them some. Posting $31.2 million on its opening weekend before ending off with over $65 million domestically. See the rest of the images! What's it about? The Jonas Brothers head to the big screen—in Disney Digital 3-D™—in a high-energy Walt Disney Pictures rockumentary feature film event from director Bruce Hendricks (“Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert”). The film blends excerpts from the Brothers’ red-hot “Burning Up” concert tour, including guest performances from Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift, with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, off-the-wall segments, a never-before-heard song (“Love Is On Its Way”), swarming fans and a lot of
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