Death Note is one of the most well-loved manga/anime of all time. The iconic characters L and Light Yagami are essential building blocks of many anime fans worldwide. The manga was created by the creative team of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Tsugumi Ohba wrote the manga and it was illustrated by Takeshi Obata,
This same creative team also created Bakuman, a manga that I personally feel often gets overlooked by the fans.
Bakuman is a manga about manga. It's meta like that. Specifically, it's about Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi, junior high students who become a creative team of writer and artist.
The two form the pen name Muto Ashirogi in hopes of getting serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump.
Bakuman is a fairly short manga with only 176 chapters. It's a funny little slice of life type of manga and it shows an interesting look at the industry. Especially considering that the real life creative team responsible for it also created one of the world's most successful manga/anime of all time, it's cool to see their take on the way the life of mangakas work.
I can't say that Bakuman is an accurate representation of the industry or autobiographical in nature for the creators, but I can say it's a great manga about manga, and if you like manga you should read it.