Goku is the main character from the manga/anime Dragon Ball created by Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball is one of my favorite shows. It’s full of action, humor, and heart. Goku is great because he can smile in the face of death and find strength in defeat. The world of Dragon Ball is a mixture of old and new, ancient magic and futuristic technology. Goku is loosely based upon the Monkey King from the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West”. I wanted to make Goku modern while at the same time like something from a legend. I drew him flying on his cloud Kinto’un, armed with is staff Nyoi’bo. If you haven’t experienced Dragon Ball and you like your stories action packed, track down the manga or the anime.