I’ll admit that I don’t think an actual Zen Buddhist monk would use these means to “teach” people I still like the idea. What is that famous saying? ”The ends justify the means?” We can chalk this up in that category.
I really just wanted to draw one of my favorite artists (who happens to also be a Zen Buddhist master) Hakuin. His portraits of influential Buddhist figures are so awesome. His depictions of people are so lively and fun and his characters are really unique and enjoyable to look at. If he were alive today I think he would be a comics master and possibly take the medium to a whole new level.
While I don’t think I’ll ever be graced with his presence, I can at least fan-fic my way into his presence for some period of time.