Acclaimed British artist Siku turns his pen towards the Bible, taking up the task of a full presentation of the story of the Bible. Using the modern British style of art that is very reminiscent to manga, Siku covers many high points - and low points - of the Old Testament in narrative form while letting a few shorter parts (Ruth, Jonah, and Psalm 18) punctuate the general flow. The New Testament focuses heavily on the Gospels (with 4 one-page parables) before a giving a treatment of the Acts of the Apostles, with some accompanying text from the epistles. A brief version of Revelation concludes the book.
The stated intention of The Manga Bible is to inspire the reader to study the actual Bible texts, and to help in this mission non-invasive boxes on many pages point the reader to Bible verses where the full story can be found. Many modern elements are used, such as slang, stylized visuals and humor, to shift emphasis off of the non-nuanced scriptural dialogue. This version of The Manga Bible also contains commentary on key scenes, a sketch gallery and an article on the importance of scripture.
The creation of the earth
The rise and fall of God’s chosen people
The mysterious stranger who brought about a new world order
And the ultimate showdown between the forces of good and evil
This is the greatest story ever told . . . as you’ve never seen it before.
Containing both Old and New Testaments, this is the first ever English manga of the most important book of all time.
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SIKU is one of Britain's leading comic book creator/conceptualists, having worked for 2000AD; producing titles such as 'Judge Dredd,' 'Slaine' and a strip he co-created called 'Pan-African Judges'. He has also worked for Marvel UK and COM X and has been credited on a number of computer games, such as Evil Genius. More recently, he has been developing concept work for TV commercials and producing freelance work for Nicklelodeon IP and promos.
Siku's works are published in several books like Images 22--the best of British Illustration and Digital Art Masters. He also appeared on TV doing interviews for ITV's The London Programme, Channel 4's The Big Breakfast and More 4 News, Channel 5's Chris Moyle's Show and BBC's Heaven and Earth.
He studied at Yaba's School of Art, Design and Printing and the London School of Theology.