Confronting Culture

Illustration, Book, Memoir, Graphic Novel, Writing

This book is an illustrated memoir taking the form of a graphic novel. It illuminates and digs deeper into the very idea of heritage, based on my personal anecdotes but in the hope it can be relevant to others as well.  Borrowing from the visual traditions of Indian shadow puppetry, I created a character called an "asariri" that engages in constant dialogue with myself, and embodies the idea of heritage. 

The following are some selected spreads:

If you have any questions or want to continue the cultural conversation, I'd love to engage in a discussion! Feel free to send an email my way @ abhi.alwar@gmail.com.