News With the Light Manga Creator Keiko Tobe Passes Away
posted on 2010-01-29 05:06 EST
In the story of With the Light which she launched in 2001, Tobe dealt with a mother's struggles to raise an autistic son. In 2004, the manga won an Excellence Prize in the Japan Media Arts Festival Awards from the Japanese government's Ministry of Cultural Affairs. The manga had been on hiatus since January of last year due to Tobe's unspecified illness.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun