Manga Zombie, written by Udagawa Takeo, was published in Japanese in 1997 by Ohta Shuppan. The book covers a range of thirty-one Japanese manga artists active primarily in the 1960s and 70s. Some of the artists are relatively well-known in the English-speaking world, while others are famous or cult figures only in Japan. However, they are all, in some sense or other, "outsider" artists and figures of the sixties and seventies cultural underground.
To celebrate the conclusion of Manga Zombie, ComiPress has conducted an interview with Manga Zombie's author Udagawa Takeo, as well as its translator John Gallagher:
Of course, the online version of Manga Zombie is different from the print version, with new chapters added and some chapters left out. Currently Udagawa-san is searching for a publisher interested in releasing Manga Zombie in English, if interested, please send your contact information here.
Last but not least, ComiPress would like to thank Udagawa-san and John for giving us this wonderful opportunity to bring to the community something interesting. And finally to the readers, thank you for reading, we hope you enjoyed it!
A new manga from Felipe Smith, creator of Tokyopop's MBQ, will debut in Kodansha's Morning 2 vol.10, on sale June 21st. The new series will be the opening manga with 6 color pages, and will also be featured on the magazine's cover (it is quite rare that a new artist will do the cover of a manga magazine).
Currently 4 serialization have been revealed: