The book is a contemporary interpretation of the popular fairytale 'Hans in Luck' by the Brothers Grimm.
Illustrated by Maguma throughout, the story follows a young man called Hans who exchanges his hard earned piece of gold for one object after another, in a series of increasingly unprofitable trades, until he is left with nothing. The publisher continues, "Surprisingly, he is happy about this. Is he merely naive… or is he wise beyond his years? Our book interprets this classic tale of greed and need for the contemporary reader, in the form of two parallel visual narratives."
This is the second time Maguma has worked with the Indian publisher, following God of Money published in 2016. Again we see his idiosyncratic work used indulgently, with spreads that extend to form landscape artworks telling the complete story of Hans' journey.
Read more about the book and Maguma's progress in creating the illustrations here.