9781932234633

Buddha, Volume 8: Jetavana

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  • ISBN13:

    9781932234633

  • ISBN10:

    1932234632

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2007-07-03
  • Publisher: Vertical
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Summary

This is one of the great achievements of the comics medium, a masterpiece by the great ones. Artbomb.net

Author Biography

Osamu Tezuka (1928-89) is the godfather of Japanese manga comics. He originally intended to become a doctor and earned his degree before turning to what was then a medium for children. His many early masterpieces include the series known in the U.S. as Astro Boy. With his sweeping vision, deftly interwined plots, feel for the workings of power, and indefatigable commitment to human dignity, Tezuka elevated manga to an art form. The later Tezuka, when he authored Buddha, often had in mind the mature readership that manga gained in the sixties and that had only grown ever since. The Kurosawa of Japanese pop culture, Osamu Tezuka is a twentieth century classic.

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