May 10, 2006

Five Easy Pieces

Now here's something! Some early Osamu Tezuka manga has been unearthed in the U.S. According to Asahi Shimbun:
Five missing works by manga legend Osamu Tezuka, creator of "Astro Boy," were discovered in a collection of Japanese publications gathered by a U.S. censorship unit after World War II.
Takeshi Tanikawa, an associate professor on cinema history at Waseda University, said he found the short pieces in the Gordon W. Prange Collection at the University of Maryland.
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The Tezuka works were published in magazines in 1947 and 1948, following his debut as a manga artist in 1946.
See, that's why you future famous comickers have to archive your work carefully. Never know when stuff is going to go missing!

And, being an attention whore, I'm quite amused to find myself being compared to Light from Death Note. I suppose I could be like in that scene, early in Volume 3, where he's checking out that swimsuit centerfold...
but also, it's pretty cool to understand the awesomeness that is David Taylor.

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