Comics Alliance | Charlotte Finn | December 31, 2015
ComicsAlliance Remembers Yoshihiro Tatsumi and Shigeru Mizuki
Yoshihiro Tatsumi passed away on March 17, 2015. He is best known in the U.S. for A Drifting Life, published by Drawn & Quarterly, serving as an autobiography of his life as an artist in post-Hiroshima Japan between 1945 and 1960. Its publication earned the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2009, and an Eisner in 2010 in the category of Best U.S. Edition of International Material, Asia. At the time of his passing, he was 79 years old.
Shigeru Mizuki passed away on November 30, 2015. The horror manga artist is best known for the manga GeGeGe no Kitarō, which is based on yōkai myths, and for his memoirs about the Second World War. He was a veteran of the war, and lost his left arm in battle. Despite this he persisted with his goal of becoming an artist. His career earned him numerous accolades, including the 2003 Tezuka Osamu cultural prize and the 2012 Eisner award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material, Asia. At the time of his passing, he was 93 years old.