Osamu Tezuka, the "godfather of Japanese comics," has created an expansive eight-volume graphic novel of the Buddha's life, to be published over the course of the next year. The following scenes, from volume two, depict a quieter moment in an otherwise action-packed rendition of the life of the Buddha. Here, Siddhartha enters monkhood.
From Life of Buddha, vol. 2, The Four Encounters, © Osamu Tezuka. Reprinted with permission of Vertical, Inc.