Home Comics Magnetic Press launches Kickstarter for English version of TEZUCOMI Osamu Tezuka tribute

Magnetic Press launches Kickstarter for English version of TEZUCOMI Osamu Tezuka tribute

Magnetic Press launches Kickstarter for English version of TEZUCOMI Osamu Tezuka tribute


Magnetic Press has simply launched a Kickstarter to fund the English-translated assortment of Tezucomi, a two-volume manga anthology of Osamu Tezuka tributes by all-star worldwide creators. The Kickstarter will run till August 19, with a funding objective of $7,500 – however as of time of writing the objective has already been effectively surpassed.

The Tezucomi assortment will come as a two-volume set totalling 600 pages of fabric with the purpose to publish in November, in time for what would have been Tezuka’s ninety fifth birthday. The Kickstarter has the choice of two codecs for Tezucomi backers – the books as conventional manga-sized paperbacks ($49 collectively or $25 every quantity), premium outsized 7.75”x11” gallery hardcover editions ($79 collectively or $40 every), and unique restricted version boxed units for the paperback ($80) and hardcover editions ($99) that are restricted to 500 copies every. There are additionally digital editions accessible for buy at $15 per quantity. The books will likely be within the conventional manga model and browse proper to left.

Tezucomi was initially printed as an 18-issue collection in Japan in 2018 by Micro Journal in partnership with Tezuka Productions, coinciding with what would have been Osamu Tezuka’s ninetieth yr (Tezuka handed away in 1989, age 60). Tezuka Productions invited all star creators from world wide to do their very own takes on the God of Manga’s large library of basic characters. Alongside every of the 18 tales, a quick historical past of the unique Tezuka collection and creator spotlights will likely be featured.

Among the many massive names concerned you’ve got I Kill Giants creators Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura do a Black Jack story; David Lafuente tackle Massive X; Elsa BrantsPrincess Knight; Florence Torta & Philippe Cardona do Astro Boy and Dororo tales, and extra.

The variety of European creators concerned – corresponding to Blacksad’s Juan Diaz Canales or Naja’s JD Morvan – has made this a selection get for bande dessinée (eurocomic) localisation writer Magnetic Press.

As Magnetic Press say on the Kickstarter:

“Individually chosen by Tezuka Productions for this challenge, the roster of European expertise featured in TEZUCOMI is spectacular — and could also be fairly acquainted to followers of Magnetic Press! Springboarding from Magnetic’s identification for publishing the perfect European materials in English, TEZUCOMI is the right intersection of East meets West.”

The complete creator and story breakdown:

  • Kimba, by Reno Lemaire (Dreamland)
  • Black Jack: Heartless, by Joe Kelly & Ken Niimura (I Kill Giants)
  • Workforce Phoenix, by Kenny Ruiz (Magic 7; Wakfu)
  • Massive X, by David Lafuente (Radiant Pink; Final Comics: Spider-Man)
  • Barbara, by Belen Ortega (Millennium Saga)
  • MW, by Victor Santos (Polar)
  • Unico, by MIG (Wakfu; Ogrest)
  • Songoku, by Kenny Ruiz (Workforce Phoenix)
  • Midnight, by JD Morvan & Scietronc (Naja; Zaya; Meka)
  • Buddha, by Valerie Mangin & Brice Cossu (FRNCK)
  • Ayako, by Sourya (Talli)
  • Metropolis, by Mathieu Bablet (Shangri-La; Carbon & Silicon; Adrastea)
  • Dororo, by Florence Torta & Philippe Cardona (Sentai Faculty)
  • Princess Knight, by Elsa Brants (Save Me, Pythia)
  • Message to Adolf, by Juan Diaz Canales (Blacksad; Fraternity)
  • Astro Boy, by Florence Torta & Philippe Cardona
  • Apollo’s Track, by Luis NCT (Wahcommo)
  • Black Jack, by Betrand Gatignol (The Ogre Gods saga)

Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) has usually been referred to as the “Godfather…”, the “Father…”, and the “God of Manga”. His pioneering work in postwar Japan (influenced stylistically by Disney animation) led to the rise of recent manga and anime. His personal affect has pushed successive generations of mangaka and western admirers. A prolific creator, he’s recognized for traditional youngsters collection as Astro Boy, Black Jack, Kimba the Lion, Dororo, Unico, Princess Knight, Dororo…and that’s earlier than you get to his personal mature materials he produced in response to the emergence of gekiga grownup comics within the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Value breakdown of the Tezucomi Kickstarter





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