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Friends in Bengaluru! We are having A Blaftish Evening at Atta Galatta on the 24th of June. At 6.00pm, we kick off with author Kuzhali Manickavel in video conversation with the Booker Award-winning translator of Geetanjali Shree's Tomb of Sand, Daisy Rockwell. At 8.00pm, we have Rakesh Khanna, co-author of Ghosts, Monsters, and Demons of India, in conversation with horror writer P.S. Nissim. Do come, and please spread the word. Thanks!

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It's our 15th anniversary this week, and to celebrate, we're offering 15% everything on our website! Use the discount code BLAFT15 at checkout. (Through May 15th.) Also, if you shop for ₹1500 or more, we'll send you a set of 5 Kumari Loves a Monster postcards and a few funky bookmarks.  

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Hello friends! Today's blogpost concerns a cryptid/mythological demon-creature from Australia called the bunyip. A bunyip is a huge amphibious monster from Aboriginal mythology that is supposed to live in swamps. The word is probably derived from the Wemba-Wemba language, from the southeast of Australia. Descriptions vary widely -- you can read lots of different stories in detail at the Wikipedia page -- but it's generally thought that they "can swim swiftly with fins or flippers, have a loud, roaring call, and feed on crayfish, though some legends portray them as bloodthirsty predators of humans, particularly women and children. Bunyip eggs are allegedly...

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Moonward -

As a Thank You to those of you who've placed advance orders for the reprint of Moonward, we'll be sending out this very cool pack of stickers, postcard prints, and bookmarks featuring Appupen's art!         There are just over 20 packs left! Pre-order a copy now to get yours!    

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Thanks to many advance orders from fans of Halahala both local and farflung around the globe, the reprint of Appupen's 2009 graphic novel Moonward is underway (YAY!). We'll be releasing it at the Mumbai Indie Comix Fest, Mar 25-26, and mailing it out to all of you who pre-ordered slightly before that.     Here is the new, slightly updated Moonward cover:      Indie Comix Fest has a strict comics-only policy -- no other books allowed! -- so we won't have our whole list on offer. However! We WILL be carrying our re-release of Orijit Sen's River of Stories, often cited as...

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