In 1989, Hayao Miyazaki penned and illustrated The Age of the Flying Boat, a manga that became the basis for his 1992 movie, Porco Rosso. This English translation from Animerica Magazine displays Miyazaki's flair for comics as well.

The Age of the Flying Boat was originally published in Japan's Model Grafx Magazine and received an English translation in Aniamerica Magazine in 1993. The comic follows the adventures of the porcine pilot Marco Pagotto as he clears the skies of pirates. Here's the first part of the three part series - you can read the rest at The Ghibli Blog.

[The Ghibli Blog via Newsarama]