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First look at manga biography of Steve Jobs

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Yahoo! Japan has excerpted the first chapter of the serialized manga adaptation of Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, debuting today in the josei anthology magazine Kiss.

Based on Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of the late co-founder of Apple, the manga is Mari Yamazaki’s follow-up to her acclaimed historical comedy Thermae Romae, which concluded earlier this month. Publishing giant Kodansha, which owns Kiss, published Isaacson’s 2011 book in Japan.

There’s also a new nearly minute-long promo spot, featuring Yamazaki, which you can see below, along with some pages from the manga’s first chapter.

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Steve Jobs gets manga biography from ‘Thermae Romae’ creator

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Japanese publishing giant Kodansha will debut a serialized manga adaptation of Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography in the May issue of Kiss magazine, out March 25, Anime News Network reports.

The manga will be Mari Yamazaki’s follow-up to Thermae Romae, her acclaimed historical comedy that comes to an end March 12 in Monthly Comic Beam. Yen Press publishes that manga in North America. Appearing Tuesday on the talk show Hello from Studio Park, Yamazaki revealed a peek at her rendition of Jobs, and said she felt sympathy for the computer pioneer.

Released in October 2011, less than three weeks after the death of the Apple co-founder, the authorized biography by Walter Isaacson is based on more than 40 interviews conducted with Jobs as well as with family members, friends, colleagues and competitors. Kodansha published the book in Japan.

What Are You Reading? with Tyler James

Welcome to What Are You Reading?, our weekly look at the comics, books and other things we’ve been perusing of late. Our guest today is Tyler James (@tylerjamescomic), the publisher of ComixTribe, which is both an online resources for comic creators and a new creator-owned imprint. Tyler is also the writer of the superhero murder mystery The Red Ten, which goes on sale Dec. 19, and the organizer of the annual 30 Characters Challenge, in which writers and artists attempt to create 30 characters in just 30 days, one for every day in November (it’s under way now at 30characters.com).

Here’s what Tyler and the Robot 6 crew are reading this week:

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