If you are looking for fun, bite-sized lessons in Zen Buddhism that will leave you pondering, this is an excellent source. I would recommend it both as an introduction -- to get the newcomer thinking about Zen concepts -- as well as entertainment for an experienced Zen practitioner. The lessons are usually very subtle, but then Zen itself is a subtle art. By no means does this book delve deeply into Zen concepts. But, what better explanation of Zen simplicity than a little book of simple comics such as this?
This is a great little collection of zen comics.
Most of the stories involve the old monk and his #1 disciple learning about what zen means. The stories last only a few panels, are often humerous, and almost always end with some enlightening piece of advice for the moment.
Salajan's art is very simple and reminiscent of japanese calligraphy. The style complements the subject very well.
I can't think of a better way to illustrate zen in a comic book form. I recomend this little treasure highly.