Bharath Murthy is a filmmaker and comics author. He studied painting at Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University of Baroda, and film direction at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata. His film work includes a feature documentary The Fragile Heart of Moe (2010), about comics subcultures in Tokyo, co-produced with NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). Since 2012, he has taught film direction at FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) Pune. The Vanished Path is his first book-length comic.