Original comic strips by Tezuka to be released in book form
Kyodok -- Oct 19
A collection of newspaper comic strips by the late Japanese manga creator Osamu Tezuka featuring handwritten dialogue as well as previously unreleased works will be published as a set of books in November.

The three-volume box set titled "Tezuka Osamu Comic Strips" includes the complete stories, in the size they were originally drawn, of "Tiger Land" -- a comic about the coexistence of humans and animals -- published in 1974 in the Japanese Communist Party daily currently known as Shimbun Akahata, among others.

The "Tiger Land" volume features landscape pages, measuring 80 centimeters across when opened. The collection also includes "Adventure 21," a series of stories set in 1998 about a humanoid rabbit that were published between 1970 and 1971.

In order to publish his horizontal comic strips in vertical book form, Tezuka (1928-1989), author of popular manga series such as "Astro Boy," "Black Jack" and "Jungle Emperor," would often personally cut and paste his work, touching up the story and sketches.

News source: Kyodok
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