Across the Internet, people often describe the relationship between the manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and the mangaka collective CLAMP thusly: CLAMP got their start making JoJo dounjinshi, went professional, and proceeded to work JoJo character lookalikes into their manga. In actuality, the truth goes much deeper. For one thing, CLAMP did not transition straight from doujinshi to professional manga. At one point, they still published doujinshi while their manga ran in magazines, including their JoJo-themed CLAMP Laboratory 6 and “CLAMP in Wonderland” in 1994.
In December of 2021, I joined CLAMPcast in Wonderland for a bonus podcast episode about this relationship between CLAMP and JoJo. For a casual conversation about this topic, please listen to the episode here. For an in-depth write-up, look no further.
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