After a busy night at MATCHA, Frederik L. Schodt and The Astro Boy Essays appeared this morning on Publishers Weekly's comics blog, The Beat, where Heidi MacDonald calls the book a MUST HAVE! It is available right now at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and will be in wide release in July -- pre-order your copy from Amazon right now!
Also of note, Nicole reviewed The Astro Boy Essays for the Asian Art Museum's Tezuka blog, writing:
About a quarter of the way through Fred’s new book, I discover precisely what it is that appeals to me and just about everyone else involved in a serious discourse about Tezuka:
To the uninitiated, it can be disturbing to see children’s characters act like their adult counterparts in Russian novels: to be introspective, to agonize, to commit acts of both good and evil, and to even die.