Osamu Tezuka has often been called “the god of manga,” but he was far more than that. Tezuka was Walt Disney, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Tim Burton and Carl Sagan all rolled into one prolific creator who changed the face of Japanese culture forever. Best known for Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion, he was instrumental in developing Japanese animation and modern manga comics. Helen McCarthy’s The Art of Osamu Tezuka is the first authorized biography celebrating his work and life and featuring over 300 images—many of which have never been seen outside of Japan.
Hardcover with jacket. 272 pages. Includes an exclusive 45-minute DVD documentary covering Tezuka’s career, from his early manga characters to his later animation work.