This cel is an original pieces of work illustrating Japan’s best known manga author.

Osamu Tezuka was a Japanese cartoonist, manga artist, animator, producer, activist and medical doctor, although he never practiced medicine. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he is best known as the creator of Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion and Black Jack. He is often credited as the Godfather of Anime, and is frequently compared to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during his formative years. His prolific output, pioneering techniques, and innovative redefinitions of genres earned him such titles as the father of manga, the god of comics and kamisama of manga. Presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Provenance

Modern piece, sold via US dealer


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