News What's Michael Artist Draws Manga About Shonen Mag's Early Days
posted on 2008-07-30 15:02 EDT by Egan Loo
Makoto Kobayashi, the artist behind What's Michael and Club 9, will launch a "true-story" manga next week about being a manga creator 25 years ago in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine. The Seishun Shonen Magazine 1978-1983 manga will mark the 50th anniversary of the magazine by recounting Kobayashi's experiences working alongside Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Jungle Emperor/Kimba the White Lion, Metropolis), Ikki Kajiwara (Ashita no Joe, Kyojin no Hoshi, Tiger Mask), and others. This new serialization of short stories will be Kobayashi's first appearance in the magazine in 25 years. It will launch in this year's 36th issue of the magazine on August 6.
Dark Horse Comics published What's Michael and Club 9 in North America.