Susumu Katsumata

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Susumu Katsumata (勝又 進?, Katsumata Susumu, December 27, 1943 – December 3, 2007) was an award-winning Japanese manga artist. He debuted in 1966 in the alternative manga magazine Garo,[1] and in 2006 won the 35th Japan Cartoonists Association Award Grand prize of 500,000 yen for Red Snow.[2]

Katsumata was born in Miyagi Prefecture and died of melanoma in Ōta, Tokyo on December 3, 2007, at the age of 63. He is survived by at least one son, Daichi.

He graduated from Tokyo University of Education with a degree in physics. He also studied nuclear physics at its post-graduate school.


External links[edit]

  • Obituary at the Japanese Cartoonists Association (Japanese)