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Download comics for free this weekend


New Delhi, May 1 (IANS): Comic book enthusiasts and fans have something to look forward to this weekend: The second edition of the two-day Free Comic Book Weekend (FCBW), where enthusiasts can download a host of comic books from the internet, will begin May 3.

Online digital content provider readwhere.com has partnered with Comic Con India, an Indian comic convention, has taken this initiave in order to increase popularity of Indian comics among today's generation, the organisers said Thursday.

Publishers participating in this edition of the FCBW are Amar Chitra Katha (ACK), Campfire Graphic Novels, Pop Culture Publishing, Vimanika Comics, Diamond Comics, Chariot Comics, Orange Radius and Astute Media Vision, an official statement said.

Some of the popular titles that can be downloaded for free are Draupadi: The Fire-Born Princess(Campfire Graphic Novels), Satya Police(Pop Culture Publishing), Tinkle (ACK) and Godslayer(Chariot Comics).

"The two-day festival was created with the simple aim of generating interest in Indian comics among today's generation. We are taking steps to ensure that Indian comics are available to its fans easily," Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma said.

According to Manish Dhingra, director and co-founder of readwhere.com, this edition will focus more on reaching out to consumers who use tablets and mobiles for reading.

"We delivered copies of comics digitally to more than 15,000 comic book enthusiasts over a weekend," said Dhingra.

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