Comic Con India Publishing

As part of our 10th Anniversary new initiatives campaign, we have decided to launch a publishing arm dedicated to helping comic book creators across India, get published. Our sole aim with this initiative, is to strengthen the burgeoning comic book industry in India with the support of our reach and resources.

Over the past decade, we have worked hard to support the creators and the industry at large via our shows and our platform. However, a key roadblock for new content has been lack of viable publishing opportunity. This is where, we plan to step in and help not just up & coming creators, but also existing publishers reach a wider audience by getting published under our umbrella.

Our aim is to partner with creators and help them get published and get the visibility and value for their work, that they deserve. We will SOLELY be focused on publishing comic books & graphic novels.

How it works

Comic Con India will NOT be commissioning comic books but providing the opportunity for amazing stories and art to be published. Our aim is to partner with creators and help them not only get published, but also leverage their IP. The creator will own and retain their rights, our role will be that of a partner that helps with publishing and unlocking the value of their IP. Please refer to our FAQs for more details.

PLEASE DO NOT REACH OUT TO US WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE
ENTIRE PROCEDURE LISTED IN OUR SUBMISSIONS SECTION.

PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT RESPOND TO ALL SUBMISSIONS AND EMAILS.

Submissions

Our aim is to provide Indian comic book creators a path to getting published and unlocking the potential of their IP. Please read through the instructions below properly, before submitting your proposal.

PLEASE NOTE: That proposals that do not follow the instructions below, will be automatically rejected. It can also take up to several days for a response from our team, please be patient.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL TO US:

#1 We only wish to publish creator owned material.
CCI is not interested in commissioning concepts or ideas. We are only interested in publishing original ideas. Please do not submit proposals to something that you do not own.

#2 We will not be commissioning projects.
The creators will be responsible for completing the project and CCI will not be paying a fees for that (per page or lumpsum). We may provide resources such as support in design, layout and finishing.

#3 Publishing Model
CCI will publish the project and take a small percentage of the MRP of the book. It will be the responsibility of the creators to decide upon the division of the revenue amongst themselves.

#4 Rights & Ownership
Unless, otherwise agreed upon, all rights to the project shall remain with the creators. CCI shall only be a partner in publishing and if required helping creators manage licensing their IP.

#5 Feedback & Changes:
CCI team will provide feedback to the creators on the project, the aim would to be make it viable for publishing and ensure quality. Please note that no changes would be made without creator approval.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION (ONLY VIA EMAIL) PLEASE NOTE: NEVER SEND US ORIGINAL COPIES OF ANY ARTWORK OR CONCEPT. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IN CASE YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  1. A cover letter summarising your concept as well as your background (i.e. professional experience). Please make sure to include your full contact information (i.e. Name, Mobile Number, Alternate Numbers/Alternate Email Ids). Please include some details about your vision for the book such as the age group you wish to target, whether you see this as a b&w book or full color etc. Lastly, ensure all members of your creative team are listed in the cover letter and their roles mentioned.
  2. A 1-2 Page (not beyond this) detailed synopsis of the entire story. Do ensure to include important plot points, to help us understand it better.
  3. A minimum of 5 pages of fully inked and lettered pages of the project, as we are only requesting digital submissions, please ensure a decent quality scan. DO NOT SEND US YOUR ORIGINAL ARTWORK. The artwork does not need to be coloured.
  4. Cover idea/Mock up has to be included in the proposal as well, it will help us understand your vision better.
FAQs

What is Comic Con India Publishing?
As part of CCI’s 10th Anniversary new initiatives campaign, we are establishing a permanent comics label that is focused on getting Indian comic book creators published and helping them unlock the value of their IP.

Will creators own and retain rights to their work?
Absolutely yes, our aim is to partner with them to get published and also help them leverage the value of their IP via various licensing opportunities. Unless, agreed upon separately, all copyright to material shall remain with the creators.

How will books/projects get approved for publishing?
The CCI management team will decide upon all submissions at their sole discretion. The aim would to be publish the best possible content for the audience out there.

How do I submit my comic/graphic novel idea for consideration?
Please carefully read our submissions page and then follow the instructions. PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT RESPOND TO ALL EMAILS AND SUBMISSIONS.

I have queries other than the ones answered above?
Please write to us at Info@comicconindia.com with your query, please note that due to a high volume of emails, it may take a few days for a response from our team.

POINTS TO NOTE

We do not connect artists and writers, the idea is for you to reach out to us with a team in place. We are not interested in developing or commissioning projects. Please only reach out to us, if you have a project planned out.

Please ensure that the entire creative team is able to commit to the project once approved. In case someone leaves your team in the middle of the project, you will have to re-submit your proposal.

We will automatically delete any proposals that do not follow our instructions or are not for comic books or graphic novels.

We expect a high volume of submissions initially, in case you do not receive a response from us within 2 weeks of submission, please assume your proposal has been rejected.

Please do not call our offices or reach out to our team members, if your proposal is accepted, we will certainly reach out to you and initiate the dialogue.

Please note we are not funding your project; our aim is to help you get published and if possible leverage the value of your IP.