Monday, January 14, 2013

RIP, Keiji Nakazawa

Keiji Nakazawa, the creator of the Barefoot Gen manga series and survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima, died last month at the age of 73. He was 7 years old when the bombing occurred, and dealing with it became the focus of much of his life's and comics work. Barefoot Gen was a very widely read series, one of the first manga to be translated into English and other western languages.

The Los Angeles Times ran the best obituary for him I could find in English. Here is a list of numerous tributes and informational sites from The Comics Reporter. 

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