OP & ED "Tough Boy" by TOM*CAT (from Fist of the North Star)
We finally caught up with Felipe Smith at MangaNext 2012. Felipe did the MBQ series after placing in Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga. Then he moved to Japan and wrote and drew a series called Peepo Choo for Morning 2 Magazine, which has been imported to the U.S. by Vertical books.
We had a long talk with Felipe about what it's like to work in Japan, and whether or not Bakuman is true to life.
Where to get his books:
MBQ volume 1
MBQ volume 2
MBQ volume 3