Sunday, February 22, 2009

Words Without Borders Celebrates Graphic Novels

Haven't been able to post about this until now, but Words Without Borders, an online magazine dedicated to bringing international literature to the English speaking world, has dedicated the month of February to graphic novels. Among the many interesting and unique examples of the art form they have available for your reading pleasure are two interesting entries that will be of great interest to Osamu Tezuka fans.

The classic Black Jack story "Tetsu of the Yamanote Line" is presented in it's entity. If you have not read this story yet, don't miss your chance to check out this great Black Jack tale featuring Tezuka's famous character, Shunsaku Ban.

Also, a segment of the autobiographical manga "A Drifting Life", created by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, is presented. In this tale, the author recalls the first time he met Osamu Tezuka in person. Pretty incredible!