Friday, December 19, 2008


I don't believe Osamu Tezuka  read Herman Hesse's novel  Siddhartha.  I say this because book 1- Kapilavastu of the Buddha series was massively disappointing. 

I'm not certain how a writer, even a graphic novelist, can treat the subject matter with almost comical reverence. 

It's likely I'll read book 2- The Four Encounters in hopes of redemption. 

I believe women graphic novelists tend to write the most poignant tales while men graphic artist tend to draw the coolest shit. David B. can usually manage both though because he's a talented motherf***er. 

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