Sunday, October 09, 2011

31 (More) Days of #BIF7 - Day 9 - Gotham Chopra

Mention innovation and most will interpret it as the introduction of a new idea, technology, or process. Few will expand the definition out to inclusion, even though it's clear once you think about it that innovation that includes more people in something is truly special.

Such is the case with Gotham Chopra and Liquid Comics. During his BIF-7 story, Gotham told that his inspiration for creating Liquid Comics was a pre-9/11 visit to Pakistan when he visited a Madrassas religious school and came across a boy wearing a Superman T-shirt. Noting the boy's shirt, Gotham asked him who the superheroes were in his country? The boy laughed and looked around before speaking. "Do you think there's much to believe in this country?"

About six years later, Gotham with some business partners would launch Virgin Comics (it would be renamed Liquid Comics two years later). The mission: to create a comic book company to engage the millions in South Asia and across the globe without superheroes of their own.

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This is part of my 31 (More) Days of #BIF7 blog series.

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