Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Read-a-Thon 6PM Update

So, I decided after finishing Klezmer: Tales from the Wild East, by Joann Sfar, that I wanted to take a break from his work (as much as I love it) and dive into Osamu Tezuka's landmark epic Buddha.

I have volume 1 and volumes 5-8 of the eight-volume series, and at 200+ pages apiece I'm not going to read the whole thing today, even if I did own the whole thing. I'm about 3/4 of the way through volume 1 though and I have to say it's remarkable. Tezuka was basically the father of Japanese manga and anime from what I understand, with a visual style heavily influenced by Disney. I have a few scattered volumes of some of his other series, such as Black Jack and Astro Boy but didn't include them in today's reading because I wanted to stay away from manga today.

But right now I'm going to enjoy my dinner and see you around 9 for a wrap-up of today's fun.