Grace Kroll’s “Tulpa” : That Voice In Your Head Is Getting Louder —

Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

To the extent that I understand the term, a tulpa is an independent thoughtform created by a person that shares their brain but has thoughts, feelings, etc. of its own. Tibetan monks were — and may still be — big on these things, and David Lynch’s interest in their teachings and traditions undoubtedly played a big part in their inclusion in Twin Peaks : The Return, but he added the twist of giving them actual, physical reality by means of rather standard hair-and-blood magickal conjuring. That’s how we ended up with three different versions of Special Agent Dale Cooper. But I guess that’s neither here nor there for purposes of this review, as the one in the comic we’re here to take a look at, Seattle-based cartoonist Grace Kroll’s self-published Tulpa, exists purely within her mind — and isn’t exactly the most welcome of guests.

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One response to “Grace Kroll’s “Tulpa” : That Voice In Your Head Is Getting Louder —

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 11/11/19 — 11/17/19 | Through the Shattered Lens

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