Vikram is a budding novelist whose primary focus is speculative fiction. Prashant has been an avid reader of classic science fiction, such as the works of Asimov, Bova, Bradbury and Heinlein, as well as more modern authors such as Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Philip K. Dick and Orson Scott Card.
Dr. Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫, Tezuka Osamu?, was a Japanese manga artist, animator, producer and medical doctor, although he never practiced medicine. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he is best known as the creator of Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. He is often credited as the "Father of Anime", and
Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明, Toriyama Akira?) in Kiyosu, Aichi, Japan, is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his creation of Dragon Ball in 1984. It is difficult to pin point the source of Toriyama's artwork inspiration. He admires Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy and was impr