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The Pig Flip: A Graphic Novel

Release date: 15 December 2023
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A significant milestone in Indian graphic novels' - Sarnath Banerjee

'An arresting chronicle ... enchanting and haunting' - Paul Zacharia

At a secret spot on an abandoned island in rural Kerala, the village men gather at midnight and gamble, playing spot flip - the king of all card games. There we meet Babycha, a gambling addict trying to wean himself off the game after he gets married. We see him building a life with his beloved Paulikutty in the idyll of God's own country. Until, inevitably, he succumbs to the lure of spot flip yet again and loses everything. Soon, his family is forced to take drastic measures to rein him in...

Brilliantly narrated and illustrated by Joshy Benedict, The Pig Flip - translated from the Malayalam by K.K. Muralidharan - is a surreal and narcotic tale of addiction and comeuppance that will linger hauntingly in the mind long after you've read it.


Product Details

Title: The Pig Flip: A Graphic Novel
Author: Written & Illustrated by Joshy Benedict
Publisher: Harper Collins
SKU: BK0485127
EAN: 9789356993754
Number Of Pages: 120
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Release date: 15 December 2023

About Author

Joshy Benedict is an artist and animator from Kerala. He graduated from the Government Fine Arts College, Thrissur. His debut graphic novel, The Pig Flip, garnered widespread acclaim within Kerala's artistic and literary circles when it first appeared in Malayalam titled Pannimalath. Joshy's first independent animation short, A Coconut Tree, was shown at festivals in India and abroad. He has held roles as a creative director and animator on numerous Indian and international animation projects. K.K. Muralidharan is a production designer and graphic artist based in Mumbai, where he owns and operates his design studio. Born and raised in Wayanad, Murali graduated from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, in 1994. He is also an illustrator, photographer and translator.

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