Shangri-La – Chris Buzelli

Wonderful new illustration by Chris Buzelli
From his own blog:

The tiny country of Bhutan created the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) as a Buddhist-inspired alternative to Gross National Product (GNP). While the people of Bhutan have embraced the idea of GNH, the Bhutanese government has oppressed and discriminated against the minority Nepalese population. This once large minority population in which some have lived in Bhutan for generations and consider themselve Bhutanese are discriminated harshly because of their Hindu religion, language and cultural differences. Many of these people are now living as refuges in other countries because of the attempt to force conformity resulting in harsh torture and imprisonment… read more

 

Chris Buzelli – “Shangri-La”
Chris Buzelli – “Shangri-La”, final cover of Liberty Mag.

And of course, it’s always interesting to view the preliminary sketches:

Chris Buzelli – “Shangri-La” sketch

View more of Chris’s work

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