Manga Artist Susumu Katsumata Passes Away
posted on by Egan Loo
Manga artist Susumu Katsumata died of melanoma in a Tokyo-area hospital on December 3. He was 63 years old. Only close family members and relatives will be requested to attend his funeral, and his chief mourner will be his oldest son Daichi.
Katsumata made his 1966 debut in the Garo alternative manga magazine, where his works appeared alongside those of Sanpei Shirato (The Legend of Kamui) and where he would stay throughout most of his career. Katsumata won the Grand Prize of the 35th Japanese Cartoonists' Association Awards last year for his Red Snow manga collection.