Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Reading Osamu Tezuka's 8 volume masterpiece Buddha is amazing. Mixing fiction with history Tezuka has written an outstanding account of the life of one of the worlds great religious figures. The black and white illustrations can look simple, but convey a lot of information and show why Tezuka is one of the masters of the comic world.
Tezuka isn't preaching in this collection, he isn't trying to convert people to Buddhism, but he is investigating how Buddhism came about, and what were the influences on the life of Buddha. The collection looks at the caste system, philosophy, the role of violence in the world, and why people suffer.

Overall this is a great read, and I'm looking forward to reading all 8 volumes. Highly recommended.

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