Depending on how well it’s written or dramatized, a spoof can sometimes be more entertaining than the original. And so, it didn’t take too long for the ingenious people at Papercutz Graphic Novels to bring out a spoof on Harry Potter, called Harry Potty And The Deathly Boring.
Written by Stefan Petrucha with art-work by Rick Parker, this Harry Potter spoof has characters called Ron Measley and Whiny Stranger who help Harry Potty fight Valuemart (or He-Whose-Prices-Cant-Be-Beat). The headmaster, who incidentally gets killed right at the begining of the novel, is called Dumb-As-A-Door and references to other Potter novels include funny names like Pain In My Ass-kaban and The Half-Drunk Wimp.
Priced at Rs.225/- , the graphic novel could be a fun read, as long as you’re not a die-hard Potter fan, like my colleague Amruta Khatavkar, who takes great offense at anything anti Harry Potter.