Osamu Tezuka Story – Toshio Ban


This is the largest manga volume I’ve ever read, and happily it’s one self-contained narrative about Osamu Tezuka, who is both the Walt Disney and Will Eisner of Japanese culture. And an unrepetant workoholic – he always seemed to be working on at least five different manga at the one time. The Osamu Tekuza Story is both a fascinating look at a hard-working artist and at how Japan has changed since the thirties. I recommend it.