Saturday, January 11, 2014

21 Chennai Book Fair 2014 – Day 01 Photo Updates

Dear ComiRades,

Welcome Back. Based on Popular demand from the regular readers of TCU, Yours truly is decided to blog regularly on the Chennai Book Fair 2014. There wont be much of my “writing” in these photo-posts. So, there goes the torture & you can easily go through these posts in a jiffy.

Kindly do not expect me to continue this post to go on till the very end of CBF 2014. For the better part of next week, i wouldn’t be in Chennai at all. Hence, daily updates may not be possible. However, as long as am in Chennai, you can always expect Photo Posts on CBF 2014. This is a promise that will not break. Moreover these Photo Posts are made keeping in Mind our fellow ComiRades who couldn’t make it to the event in Chennai.

Before getting into the post, Kindly do read the following posts which are made very, very recently on CBF 2014 (These posts are hyper linked & hence all you need is just to click on the titles and you’ll be redirected to those posts).

Now, The official time of starting the CBF 2014 was 06 PM only; However, there are many ComiRades who came much earlier than that. People like Shallum Fernandes, Tiruppur Blueberry and others came much, much earlier than the announced time. Yours truly had some pending works and hence could enter the YMCA ground at around 5 PM only. Here are some of the Photos of the same.

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The gentleman with eyewear in the 3rd photo is the one who did the first billing in CBF 2014. The person standing next to him reminds a lot about Tiruppur CiBi Sir. Right folks? Unfortunately i couldn’t recollect their names.

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ComiRade Shallum Fernandes (Standing with arm folded in the 1st Photo) is standing with another ComiRade is has got a peculiar taste. He never buys the books regularly. He buys only once in a year and reads them all in a single stretch. The one next to him is Mr Govindharaju, who is a book shop owner. The person in the 3rd photo is Mr Selvaraj who bought comics for more than 1200 Rupees.

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When the official sales started, one of our office staff (Velu) was not in the stall. In fact he was yet to arrive to the venue. The gentleman in the extreme left corner in the 1st photo was helping out Radhakrishnan annachi in billing and packing the sold books. You could see Selvaraj Sir in the same photo as well.

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The above photo is about 2 different ComiRades who are from Chennai itself. The one in the dark shirt is Mr Marimuthu who is a Doctor by profession. And when we were clicking the pics, Group editor S,Vijayan arrived and was introduced to Mr RamaDoss who requested for a change of our Tagline (Comics for everyone – from 7 to 77 years). The simple reason is that he is 78 now. Editor promied him that next time, he will change it to 8 to 88.

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The first page of the next Chick Bill story was made into a banner and was displayed here in CBF 2014. Professor T.S.Murugesh from Chidhambaram arrived in the afternoon and went back to his hometown yesterday itself. The 3rd picture is off ComiRade Ramesh and IBH Employee Thanigai Selvan.

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Regular and long time reader of our comics Vijayakumar arrived and so was Tiruppur Blueberry aka Nagarajan (2nd Pic). RT Murugan Sir friend Muthu came along with his friend as well.

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The next Photo is Mr Shankar who happens to be a Popular Blogger and a Poet (The picture below, with specs). Next photo is off ComiRade Mansoor who is a Tamilian with Australian Roots. Editor was involved in many a discussion with ComiRades throughout the evening session.

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This gentleman is associated with Mansoor and editor was happy to pose with Mansoor. Mr Ramadoss was tere till the very evening and left only when we were closing the shop.

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Fellow ComiRade and popular blogger Raj Kumar and another regular visitor (Sorry, forgot the name) and ComiRade Hareesh are in the next 3 photos.

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Star Clicks of CBF 2014: From today onwards, we will showcase some of the popular, well known ComiRades here in this section. First one to visit is Mr Badri Sheshadri (Founder Cricinfo, New Horizon media). Who is coming back today to our stall for a detailed discussion on Comics.

The 2nd photo is off Star animator Mr Krishnaswamy who owns an animation studio and wishes to work as an artist for any new ventures in the comics field. Here in the 3rd picture, he can be seen involved in an animated discussion.

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The man who dons many a hat, Aganazhigai Pon Vasudevan (Writer, Poet, Publisher, Book Promoter etc) came to our stall. The 2nd photo consists (From left to right) of Pon Vasudevan, Popular Media person and writer Yuvakrishna, Dinakaran Group Magazine Editor K N Sivaraman, Our Comics Group editor S Vijayan and Junior Editor Vickram.

The 3rd photo is off Athisha (Popular critic and writer) and Baskar Shakthi (National award winning film script writer) with our editorial team.

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Central government award winning designer & ComiRade Ayyampalayam venkateswaran is in the next photo. 2nd one has Athisha and PalaPattarai Shankar. Third one is Mr Bala who was an ex Journalist now turned into a man wearing many a masks. Content creator, Designer, Film Director etc.

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The Highlight of Day 01: Editor, as promised, has brought some of the original paintings which were used later on into the cover images of our golden oldies. These were some of the most memorable and best works of Artist Malaiyappan Sir. Here is the complete set that was on show on day 01.

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If anyone can post all the names of the these books, TCU promises to buy them some Comics very soon. Wanna jog down the memory lane, folks? Try you luck, what’s the issue in trying, right?

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When myself and Animator Krishnaswamy were discussing about Phil Corrigan and Virus X, Then only editor arrived and promptly he gave the painting of the cover image of Virus X. Here are some pics with THAT image.

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Well, that’s all for this post and  as we are going to launch 4 new titles in this CBF 2014 & We shall see a quick review of 2nd title in those 4 books tomorrow here in TCU & Our coverage will also continue for tomorrow as well. Remember that the Editor will be on stall from evening onwards.

As usual, post your comments in the comments section. For those who want to Pen their thoughts in Tamil, Kindly Use the Option Provided in the Widget section or Click Here.

Thanks & Regards, 
King Viswa


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks you Parani from Bangalore for visiting and commenting.

  2. விரிவான பதிவுக்கு நன்றிகள் விஸ்வா அவர்களே! நேரில் வரமுடியாத ஏக்கத்தை நிறையவே தீர்த்து வைக்கின்றன உங்கள் பதிவுகள்.
    தொடரும் பதிவுகளுக்காக காத்திருப்பேன்...

    1. Here we go. Just now updated on the 2nd day of the book fair.

  3. (எடிட்டர் விஜயன் அவர்களின் வலைப்பூவில் ஒரு அப்பாவியின் கேள்வி கீழே...)

    // பதிவு தமிழில் இருந்தால் நன்றாக இருந்து இருக்கும் //
    நானும் அதையே நினைத்தேன். அனைவரும் படித்து ரசிக்கவேண்டிய சில நல்ல பதிவுகள் ஆங்கிலம் தெரிந்த சிலருக்கு மட்டுமே சென்று சேர்வது நியாயமா விஸ்வா சார்? தமிழில் பதிவிடுவதில்லை என்ற உங்கள் கொள்கையை (தற்காலிகமாகவாவது) கொஞ்சம் தளர்த்திக் கொள்ளக் கூடாதா?

    1. Vijay Sir,

      May be i will update this in Editor's site in Tamil.

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    1. Thanks Senthil West. Hope everything is great from your end.

  5. tamilil pathivathaiyum vittudathinga nanbare! super post!

  6. Thanks for the post and photos, much appreciated! Especially for the close-up shots of artist Malaiyappan's original paintings!

    1. Ramesh,

      Today i have updated the poster designs as well.

      Have a look.

  7. Replies
    1. Thanks Saint Satan Ji.

      Hoping for some nice posts from your end as well.

  8. ஹாய் விஸ்வா,
    உங்களது பதிவு புத்தகவிழாவுக்கு சென்றது போன்ற உணர்வை தந்தது. பல காமிக்ஸ் ரசிகர்களை சந்தித்து மகிழ்ந்திருப்பீர்கள் என்பது நிச்சயம். இந்த புத்தக விழா மூலமாக புதிய வாசகர்கள் உருவாகுவார்கள் என்று நம்புகிறேன்.

    1. Yes Sir.

      Much appreciated for the wonderful comment.

  9. தரங்ஸ் விஸ்வரயி,
    உங்கள் போட்டோகளுக்கும் , பதிவுக்கும்.
    தங்கள் உண்மையுள்ள
    திருச்செல்வம் பிரபரனந்


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