Aspyrus is a graphic novel that has pictures for most part of the novel. It is about the Halahala world that was introduced by Appupen in his previous graphic novels.
Summary of the Book
The Halahala world is being threatened by a dragon like creature from another world and realm. The creature is a symbol for everything that crushes the dreams of the people. The images and the writing in this book intends to show readers the threat of consumerism and how it has affected individuals. We are always giving in to our longings and desires; not thinking how this has a direct effect on the way we live and think today. Desires come with a compulsion to do things that could be a threat to the world we live in. Our desperation to achieve the things we desire has made us fickle-minded with our ideas. This is done in order to find a quicker way to accomplish our desires and, therefore, our world is deteriorating that much faster. The book also explores the power of beliefs and opinions. Aspyrus, in this book, is a creature that feeds on the minds of people. It is much in relation to advertising and other consumer products that look good, tempt us, and take over our minds.
Appupen is a graphic novelist from Bangalore. Other books by him are: Moonward and Legends of Halahala.