Tao Te Ching: a graphic novel
A contemporary graphic novel adaptation of a spiritual classic.
This graphic-novel version of the Tao Te Ching—the poetic classic that is the philosophical and religious basis of Taoism—brings the teachings into a modern light in a completely fresh and unique way. Each of the 81 poem-passages of the Tao Te Ching is reinterpreted by award-winning graphic novel writer Sean Michael Wilson and brought to life by the artful illustrations of Hong Kong artist Cary Kwok, who sets the text in various contemporary scenes to bring out the modern relevance.
SEAN MICHAEL WILSON is a comic book writer who lives in Japan. He has had more than a dozen books published by US, UK, and Japanese publishers, and he often works with Japanese and Chinese artists on manga-style books, such as Hagakure and Yakuza Moon.
CARY KWOK is a visual artist based in London. Kwok's work has been exhibited in many of the world's leading private and not-for-profit galleries including Galerie Emanuel Perrotin, Hauser & Wirth, Taro Nasu, Herald Street, FLAG Art Foundation, the ICA, Studio Voltaire and Tate Britain. His work has been featured in a myriad of art titles and Visionaire 46, guest edited by Mario Testino.