Steve Jobs to get manga tribute

Mari Yamazaki will create a Steve Jobs manga reportedly based off the Walter Isaacson biography of the Apple founder

DRAWING STEVE. Steve Jobs gets the manga treatment. Sketch by Mari Yamazaki, Photo from Flickr.

MANILA, Philippines – A mangaka, or Japanese comics artist, known for her manga series on Roman baths will be taking a well-known technology figure and telling his life story in manga form, according to a report from that was translated by tech site Pocket-Lint.

Steve Jobs will be receiving the manga treatment in an upcoming biographical manga series based off the Walter Issacson biography, which will be the basis for the April movie adaptation starring Ashton Kutcher.

The art will be done by Mari Yamazaki, who is perhaps best known for her time-traveling bathhouse development manga Thermae Romae.

The Verge mentions the manga will be serialized in Kodansha’s Kiss magazine. Kodansha is also the publisher of the Japanese localization of Jobs’ biography. –