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NEWS: Thermae Romae's Yamazaki to Draw Manga of Apple's Steve Jobs




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il capitano



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:13 am Reply with quote
just friggin' brilliant -- a big name manga artist doing the life of steve jobs. it's almost impossible for her to screw this up to the point of me not reading it.
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Paul Soth



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:34 am Reply with quote
Will this be honest? Jobs was pretty horrible to the people he knew.
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Pelianth
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:43 am Reply with quote
Queue JobsxGates yaoi doujin in 3...2...1...*

*(This assumes it doesn't already exist, which wouldn't surprise me in the least.)
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Polycell



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:49 am Reply with quote
Well, Microsoft does own Apple stock....
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:11 am Reply with quote
Paul Soth wrote:
Will this be honest? Jobs was pretty horrible to the people he knew.

Even the official Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, based on years of interviews with Jobs and published at Jobs' explicit request, exposes just what a vicious SOB Jobs could be. Given the basics of his life - like refusing to acknowledge his born-out-of-wedlock daughter Lisa for years - it should be impossible to not show his dark side.
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jojothepunisher



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:18 am Reply with quote
I actually enjoyed reading the book version of Jobs' biography, so I will expect some good things to come out of this manga.

I know Steve Jobs is a total dick, but personally I find that the actions he took were really inspiring because of the amount of success he brought to the company. And don't forget that you also learn a lot about yourself just by having someone push your ability to the limit like what Steve Jobs did to his colleagues.
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Sacto0562



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:43 am Reply with quote
This is not news, given that the manga industry has done many series based on well-known Westerners (for example, there's one done on Warren Buffett some years ago).

I really want to see one done on Steve Jobs, one of the most interesting and successful business titans in American history despite his faults. (By the way, Jobs is not the first business titan to trample on his colleagues and competitors. Read up on the biographies of Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford and Bill Gates--some pretty ugly stuff indeed.)
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:26 am Reply with quote
Is Stevie Jobs gonna be a girl and blow? How about Woz? Laughing
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killa5abi



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:49 am Reply with quote
a story about jobs. you mean how he cheated out his Friend Steve Wozniak out of the project and ran the apple company like a slavedriver. Seriously??
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killa5abi



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:51 am Reply with quote
ooh what's gonna be the title Steve Jobs The Huge Successful Asshole. fudge Steve Jobs and Apple
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oriana3k



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:59 am Reply with quote
Pelianth wrote:
Queue JobsxGates yaoi doujin in 3...2...1...*

*(This assumes it doesn't already exist, which wouldn't surprise me in the least.)


It's not quite yaoi, but it does, sortof exist. Laughing That's a commercial work, but the author also did a bunch of dj about the characters, including a tribute book when Jobs initially passed.

Geeky mangaka are awesome, and I'm intrigued by Yamazaki's involvement in this.
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:05 pm Reply with quote
I was surprised to read that the Manga-ka lives in Chicago. I suppose with high-definition scanners and an internet connection she can just scan and E-mail her work to her publishers in Japan.

Steve Jobs and Apple almost never invented anything new; what they did was cleverly refine existing products into chic marketable designs. He was a genius, but was not the inventor everyone thought him to be.

I'll be very interested to see if this Manga will be true-to-life or if it will gloss over his dark side. I especially want to know how it will handle his refusal to seek proper treatment for his pancreatic; before he died he expressed regret over choosing homoeopathic remedies over modern medicine.
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Snomaster1
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:55 pm Reply with quote
A manga biography of Steve Jobs. That'll be fascinating. Hopefully,we'll get a manga biography of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln soon. It'll be fascinating to see.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:10 pm Reply with quote
I hope to see this released here when it' done.
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