Active 97-year-old manga artist inspires younger creators – The Asahi Shimbun

Even as he nears the century mark, the years haven’t slowed the flow of ideas to manga artist Kinya Ueki, who still can’t put down his brush.

Ueki, 97, who made a name for himself in boys’ comics and pioneered the “gekiga” (dramatic pictures) manga genre, once retired as a commercial manga creator but made a comeback after turning 80…

Reblogged from The Asahi Shimbun

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