Pre-Mac life of Apple founder serialised in young women's comic anthology.

This article titled “Steve Jobs returns as manga hero in Japanese biography” was written by Alison Flood, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 27th March 2013 13.08 UTC

A “doe-eyed” young Steve Jobs makes his debut as a manga hero in a new biography out in Japan in this week.

The first instalment of award-winning author Mari Yamazaki’s manga biography of Jobs – based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling life of the late Apple chief executive – hit newsstands in Japan this week in the April issue of the young women’s comic anthology Kiss. It starts with Jobs as an adult, asking Isaacson to tell his story . Here, Jobs is drawn fairly realistically, sporting his habitual black poloneck, in what Tokyo-based reviewer Sam Byford, in a positive write-up in The Verge, called “a semi-realistic monochrome style that is never off-putting, but stays true to the Japanese manga tradition”.

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