About the book
‘Atharva – The Origin’, a new age graphic novel featuring Shah Rukh Khan, is the story of a young king who sets out to uncover his destiny. Set on a vast mythical island landmass in a forgotten past, the storyscape is populated by fantastical birds, beasts and monsters, inventions of the collaborative efforts of the author and artist.
It attempts to bring into the Indian literary canon, a blend of writing augmented by rich visual representations. Chronicling the journey of the titular Atharva, the text will be accompanied by full page illustrations in 3D, supporting several key moments in the storyline and attempting to bring alive it’s mythical setting in entire breadth and scope. By ushering in a contemporary and hitherto unique aesthetic in the graphic novel media space, Virzu Studios hopes to challenge the reader’s understanding of what a graphic novel should be. The print version of the novel will be made available in various formats to suit individual preferences.