The graphic novel Enlightened is with lovely illustrations that fit the tone of things. The story is modern voiced to help today’s reader understand the journey of one man who went on to do great things. Sometimes things are a little lofty, yet not overly pushy, but still not as modest as could be. And overall, this is a fun and delightful experience book.
Sachi Ediriweera’s story comes from the experiences of their childhood, learning the teachings of and about the Buddha. The man Siddhartha is given to us as a child who is bright, curious, spoiled, and loved. His stubborn nature will lead him to exploring and learning about things that are outside the realm of his father’s palace. But this means he will leave his wife and newborn child behind. We then see the years of his finding enlightenment and finally his teachings.
The artwork is the thing that keeps things following by showing the world of the time. When The Enlightened one is a child, things are straight forward, but when he finds enlightenment things are more flowery and moving, then afterwards is straightforward. The colors are minimal, but the actual image details are both simple, but fill out the page.
Read via an online reader copy, Enlightenment through the book. My rating of 3 is more that it is 3.5 for averaging out what I liked, disliked and overall story.