Other Name: 漫画家超残酷物語 ; Super Cruel and Terrible Tales of Mangaka
Author: Karasawa Nawoki
Year of release: 2014
From Mangascreener: Nawoki Karasawa is one of the longer-active and more prestigious names in the typically small time, lesser-known world of gag manga. In a genre where art skill is second to just about everything else, Karasawas dialogue is hilariously sharp and witty. A gag parody of Shinji Mizushimas immortal "Mangaka Zankoku Monogatari" (Karasawas title only differs by adding "cho" [super] to "zankoku"), a manga about the dreams, ambitions and suffering of a group of bright young mangaka, Karasawa brilliantly takes the piss out of just about everything involved with being a mangaka. Its lewd, raunchy, endlessly cynical and laugh-out-loud funny. Originally published in Ikki and the Big Comic Spirits special issue "Casual" from 2000 to 2003, it was collected into a single book in 2005.