Monday, July 16, 2007

The Astro Boy Essays on, a major online source of information on just about everything, recently featured a review and summary of Frederik L. Schodt's The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution, which is being released this month by Stone Bridge Press. The reviewer, Bay Area-based illustrator and longtime manga/anime fan Deb Aoki, notes that it is "a multi-dimensional look at this beloved, yet often misunderstood manga and anime character," and that it "offers a rare glimpse of Tezuka's human side..."

Buy your copy today!

Here's a recent comic strip by Deb Aoki, just because (click to enlarge):