Publisher: Image Comics
Storytellers: Abhishek Singh (writer and artist)
Krishna: A Journey Within is a paperback graphic novel published by Image Comics, from writer and artist Abhishek Singh, an artist, graphic novelist and animation designer and director. Krishna tells a very human story of Krishna, a Hindu deity and one of the avatars of Vishnu. Through out this graphic novel, we witness Krishna’s birth and “death” and see several important trials he faced in his life. I do not claim to be an expert on Hinduism, hell, I’m not even a novice, but I’m always attracted to other mythologies and religions. At first glance, I thought this title was over priced, but once I flipped through it, I couldn’t put it down. While walking around the comic store, I would pass by this title several times and picked it up each time. This is truly a GRAPHIC novel, but it’s not graphic in nature, in fact this title could be used to introduce Hindu mythology to young students/readers. This IS the most beautiful book I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading and owning. Every page…every panel is worthy of framing and displaying. I originally wanted to review this title, but I felt that a review wouldn’t do it justice. This is without a doubt a recommend, but you shouldn’t dive into this one without some knowledge of Hindu mythology or access to Google or Wikipedia. I’ll include some samples of Singh’s artwork, but if your interested in more, you can find his site here.