Krishna: A Journey Within written and illustrated by Abhishek Singh
Format: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: 2012
The Short Version:
A gorgeously illustrated story of the Hindu God Krishna.
Why I Read It:
When Swapna at S.Krishna’s Books shared a photo of one of the pages on Twitter I was blown away by the beauty of the artwork and requested it from the library that day.
From the publisher:
A searing, human portrayal of Krishna, the god of all gods awaits you in A JOURNEY WITHIN. Journey along through his pastimes that have swayed the ages. The final confrontation between the fire of man’s consuming greed to conquer all, and the supreme power of the Divine Spirit.
Before starting this I did some reading online about Krishna because I really didn’t know that much. I’m glad I did because it helped me to understand what was happening in several places.
This one is all about the art. The text is extremely spare, but the simplicity of that combined with the elegance and complexity of the artwork is what makes it so good.
It withers us all
It turns our smiles
Into our fears and
Into our fall
The artwork is absolutely breathtaking. It’s rich and luxurious and the colors and detail are simply stunning.
This video will give you a taste