June 21, 2008

The Manga Bible

Manga is the Japanese word for comics (sometimes called komikku) and print cartoons.
According to Wikipedia:In Japan, manga are widely read by people of all ages,so that a broad range of subjects and topics occur in manga, including action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, horror, sexuality, and business and commerce, among others .

Ajinbayo Akinsiku is a manga artist who wrote and illustrated The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation.

Mr.Akinsiku wants the world to know Jesus Christ, just not the gentle, blue-eyed Christ of old Hollywood movies and illustrated Bibles. Mr. Akinsiku, who goes by the pen name of Siku, grew up in England and Nigeria. He says his Son of God is “a samurai stranger who’s come to town, in silhouette,” here to shake things up in a new, much-abridged version of the Bible rooted in manga.The author of “The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation says that “Christ is a hard guy, seeking revolution and revolt, a tough guy.”

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