News Influential Manga Artist Dies
posted on 2001-11-09 08:11 EST
According to a post on rec.arts.anime.misc reports Ryuichi Yokoyama, a signifigant early manga aritst died November 8th at the age of 92. As the first mangaka to be recognized by the Japanese government as a serious artist, Yokoyama-sensei was best known for his 4-panel wartime manga "Fuku-chan" (1938-1971) which span over 5534 editions in the Mainichi Shinbun (AFAIK Japan´s longest newspaper comic strip) and had inspiredmany other manga-ka inclusive Osamu Tezuka himself. His home page can be found at here.