The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, North American comics' equivalent of the Oscars have announced their 2013 nominees. In addition to four manga works being nominated for Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia, the Dark Horse release of Katsuya Terada's The Monkey King vol. 2 was nominated for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art). See what was selected after the jump.
Back in January, Digital Manga Publisher launched a campaign on crowd-funding site Kickstarter to fund the release of legendary manga author Osamu Tezuka's mature work Barbara. Fans responded by pledging almost three times its $6,500 goal. Now, the publisher has shown off the shirt and poster to be offered with the book. Check them out after the jump.
As part of its effort to accelerate the licensing and publishing of high-quality niche and classic manga in the United States, Digital Manga, Inc. launched a campaign on crowd-funding site Kickstarter to translate Barbara by Osamu Tezuka, an adult drama never before published in English. More after the jump.