Go Nagai to Draw New Chapter for Tezuka’s Barbara Manga

This year’s ninth issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic magazine has announced that manga artist Go Nagai and his Dynamic Production company will draw a new chapter for Osamu Tezuka’s Barbara manga in the magazine’s next issue on May 10, 2021.

The story of the manga is described as:

Barbara opens with famous author Yosuke Mikura wandering the packed tunnels of Shinjuku Station, where he makes a strange discovery: a drunk woman, her rags caked in mud, who can quote French poetry. Her name is Barbara. He takes her home for a bath and a drink, and before long Barbara has made herself into Mikura’s shadow, saving him from egotistical delusions and jealous enemies. But just as Mikura is no saint, Barbara is no benevolent guardian angel, and Mikura grows obsessed with discovering her secrets, tangling with thugs, sadists, magical curses and mythical beings – all the while wondering whether he himself is still sane.

Digital Manga Publishing held a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2012 to fund an English release of the original Barbara manga.

Source: ANN

Eisner Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been announced.

Katsuya Terada has been nominated for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art) for The Monkey King Volume 2.

The following manga have been nominated for the Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Asia award:

  • Barbara by Osamu Tezuka
  • 20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa
  • NonNonBa by Shigeru Mizuki
  • Thermae Romae by Mari Yamazaki

Source: ANN

Digital Manga Reaches Fundraising Goal for Barbara Manga

Anime News Network is reporting that Digital Manga has reached its goal of raising US$6,500 in pledges for an English language printing of Osamu Tezuka’s Barbara manga. The company had just started collecting pledges at a Kickstarter page on Friday, January 13, 2012.

By reaching its fundraising goal, Digital Media will be releasing Barbara in a large paperback format (5 7/8″ x 8 1/4″).

Source: ANN

Digital Manga Raising Funds to Translate Osamu Tezuka’s Barbara

Anime News Network is reporting that Digital Manga is raising funds through a Kickstarter website to publish Osamu Tezuka’s Barbara manga in English.

Digital Manga is hoping to release the manga in a large paperback format (5 7/8″ x 8 1/4″) if the company can raise US$6,500 by February 12, 2012. As of January 14, 2012, the company has received over US$5,000. Contributors to the fund receive various rewards, depending on the level of their pledge.

Source: ANN