Manga Monday: Shigeru Mizuki, Oldest Manga Artist

No matter what age you are, young or old, you can always keep creating! Shigeru Mizuki may just be the oldest working manga artist. He’s 91 and has a new manga series coming out! Though Mizuki has worked on many titles, he is most well known for the series GeGeGe no Kitarō, which features creatures known as the Yōkai. These supernatural beings show up in Japanese folklore. The manga was even turned into an anime, a live action movie and video games!

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Make sure to check out the English translation of GeGeGe no Kitarō, which is known as Kitaro here in America. You can grab a copy here! Thanks to the hard work of translators, we’re often able to get great Japanese manga in English. Makes it a bit easier for those of us who don’t know Japanese.

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Mizuki’s latest manga, Watashi no Hibi (My Days), will be a manga looking at the stories of his life including the time he spent in the war. Mizuki lived quite a life before settling down and creating manga!

It’s never too late to start drawing and create something you love. Want to learn how to draw manga? Check out Mastering Manga 2 by Mark Crilley, Manga Madness by David Okum, Discover Manga Drawing by Mario Galea and Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2 by Irene Flores and Krisanne McSpadden.

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