Aspyrus

01 August 2014

Appupen

HarperCollins

220 pages, Rs. 599

Halahala, the world introduced in Appupen’s earlier graphic novels, faces a grave threat: a dream-creature from another realm that spreads its tentacles across the land. Will Halahala survive this invasion? Will there be a saviour? A study of obsession and aspiration, Aspyrus explores the compulsions of desire, the fickleness of ideas, and the power of conviction. Appupen’s masterful use of the silent-comic-book form brings to life yet another of his entrancing dreams, much like those encountered in the cult comic Moonward and the collection of graphic shorts in Legends of Halahala.

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