Appupen, is a comics creator, artist and musician who tells stories from the mythical world, Halahala.
His first graphic novel, Moonward, published by Blaft in 2009, was selected for the Angouleme festival in France, 2011. His second silent graphic novel, Legends of Halahala (Harper Collins) was published in January 2013. Touted as India’s first silent graphic novel it took Appupen to a wider audience.
Appupen’s latest offering Aspyrus, (from Harper, June 2014) has just hit the stores with some great reviews.His comic art has appeared in many magazines and a few renowned art galleries. Appupen’s paintings and commissioned murals can be seen in many cities across India. He lives in Bangalore.