Pop Culture Forum 2020

Forget those Webexes and TedXs! This year, for the first time ever, we are breaking down the doors to India’s most exclusive pop-culture gathering:
Comic Con India’s Pop-Culture Forum – presented by Maruti Suzuki Arena and the Comic Con India Awards 2020!
Comic Con India – Pop-Culture Forum in conjunction with the Comic Con India Awards, each year was a one-day exclusive event that hosted more than 100 of the top talent, keynote speakers, delegates, and stakeholders from India.

You are invited to this monster gathering of Indian pop-culture’s Who’s Who! Streaming on Social Media: 27th and 28th July, 2020.

Keep scrolling to watch this year’s exclusive panels, see the nominees and more!


40 years of Tinkle

Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of everyone’s favorite comic magazine – with the team that keeps the magical journey that started way back in 1980, still going strong!

The Journey Of Cosplayer

Meet the artist who has taken the art of Cosplay in India to the international stage. Catch the reigning Indian Champion Of Cosplay, Sameer Bundela’s journey!

Pop Culture Business vs. COVID-19

The Pandemic has thrown challenges & some opportunities for the Pop Culture business. Two leading names in Licensed Merchandising in India join us to discuss this & more!

Bringing Comics To Life in India

Comic book stories & characters have transitioned from the physical book to Films, Television, Gaming & more! Our panelists are pioneering that for comics in India, come check out their story.

ESports In India

We talk to some of the leading players in the industry on the Esports story in India. Catch Ishaan & Soham talk about who’s playing, what’s trending and what the future holds…


Comic Con India Awards is a celebration of the tremendous talent and efforts within the niche but mighty comic books and pop-culture industry.

A total of 9 award categories celebrating the best of pop-culture, and comics; along with the artists, writers and editors who create them.


John Layman

Comic Book Creator & Writer

John Layman is the creator, writer and letterer of Chew, the New York Times best-selling, Harvey Award and multi-Eisner Award winning cannibal cop comedy series. Layman was an editor for WildStorm Production and has written or lettered for every major publisher in comics for the last decade and a half, including titles like Godzilla, Aliens, Thundercats, Gambit, Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness, House of M:Fantastic Four

Vaibhav Kumaresh

Director, Vaibhav Studios

Vaibhav Kumaresh is an animation film maker and is currently Founder, Director at Vaibhav Studios. Founded in 2003, the studio has created some of India’s favourite animated content in the field of TV commercials & channel promos including Buladi’s AIDS awareness campaign for the West Bengal government, the Vodafone Zumis, Simpoo the angry Sardaar teacher & Lamput for Cartoon Network.

Jatin Varma

Founder & MD, Comic Con India

Founder & Managing Director of Comic Con India. He started off as a comic book publisher and ended up organising India’s first ever Comic Con in Delhi in 2011.

Our jurists select the winners for all the comic book categories & our business category winners
are selected basis a detailed survey for visitors at each show.


These were the nominees…

India’s top comic book writers, artists, colourists, publishers and writers are on our nominee list, check out if your favorites made it too!