February 9th is the death anniversary of Osamu Tezuka, the author of Astro Boy

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Friday, February 10, 2017 at 22:20

28 years ago Feb 9th, the great star of comic passed away

Osamu Tezuka
Osamu Tezuka
Osamu Tezuka (1928- 1989) is one of the most respect comic artist in Japanese history.
He published Astro Boy, Black Jack, Princess Knight, Phoenix and other 600 comics in his life.

He was born in Nov 3rd, 1928 in Osaka prefecture. His father, Yutaka Tezuka is a photographer and employee at Sumitomo Metal Industories. Yutaka was such a modernized person that he owned a film projector that was quite rare at time. During Osamu's childhood, he often watched movies at home and that experience nurtured his potential to be an comic artist. And moreover Yutaka had quite deep understanding about comics. At this time, it was not so common to have many comic books at home. However it is said that there are more than 200 comic books in his house.
And his mother also loved comic books and read them for Osamu when he was a child.
These environment made Osamu a potential comic genius.

At 1952, he moved in to Tokiwa-sō, the legendary mecca of comic artists at the age of 24.
He met other famous comic artists such as, Fujio Akatsuka and Shotaro Ishinomori. He was inspired a lot and start his path as talented comic artist.

At 1962, he founded "Tezuka production (Mushi Pro)" which transforms his paper comic to TV anime.
Around 1966-1976, he hit a slump, but his most famous comic books such as "Black jack" was completed at these years.

He suffered from gastric cancer at 1988, and he was hospitalized next year.
Even though his condition was severe, he never stopped drawing comics. However, finally he passed away at 10:50, Feb 9th, 1989.
His last word was "Please let me do my job"

Many painter and illustrators commemorate Osamu Tezuka's death by drawing the characters he created

As I told you, Osamu Tezuka is such a respected comic artist.
On Feb 9th this year, many illustrators drew the characters Osamu's comic book and posted to Twitter.
In this article I would like to introduce you some of these amazing illustrations.



@gampy
眼福(がんぷく)ユウコ@gampy
ブラック・ジャックを水彩で挑戦。生涯で3度、全巻買い直した。好き過ぎて読み過ぎて封印したり引越したりしてまた買うというパターンで。
#手塚まつり #マンガの日 #手塚治虫 https://t.co/R20sB6q0jf
https://t.co/R20sB6q0jf
Phoenix
Phoenix
Source: twitter
@tobisuke_morita
森田飛助 I'm a イラストレーター@tobisuke_morita
入院中の森田にできるのはこれくらいや…。
#手塚まつり #手塚治虫 #マンガの日 https://t.co/283YS3dtR8
https://t.co/283YS3dtR8
@kondo_aki
コンドウアキ リラックマ本発売中@kondo_aki
手塚先生のご命日ということで。私がいちばん最初に触れた手塚キャラ。
髪型がむつかしくて何度もマネして描いては消し、をした幼児時代を覚えています。
#手塚まつり #マンガの日 #手塚治虫 https://t.co/kEcgKPfEHZ
https://t.co/kEcgKPfEHZ
@marino252
まるの@marino252
2/9は手塚治虫先生の命日と聞いて。#手塚まつり https://t.co/D6xiJ9EF4w
https://t.co/D6xiJ9EF4w
@marubozu_kun
toooooooru@marubozu_kun
むかしかいたねじ式アトム。先生ずっと大好きです
#手塚まつり https://t.co/qeF7TOGiZw
https://t.co/qeF7TOGiZw
@nucca_dzuke
ぬかづけ@nucca_dzuke
奇子もう大丈夫!アトムが来たよ!
#手塚まつり #マンガの日 #手塚治虫 https://t.co/Lf2r7WFnzN
https://t.co/Lf2r7WFnzN
@yok_mola
横山浩子@筋肉痛が辛い@yok_mola
30分の遅刻ですが・・・特撮から入り、漫画版を読んで奥様が可愛らしくてびっくりした思い出(えー
#手塚まつり #マンガの日 #手塚治虫 https://t.co/XugfOcCQrR
https://t.co/XugfOcCQrR
@gonhanamizz
せきやゆりえ@gonhanamizz
今日は手塚治虫先生の命日ということでユニコを描いたよ😊
#手塚治虫
#まんがの日 #手塚まつり https://t.co/MeieQa4yNZ
https://t.co/MeieQa4yNZ
@karagirl625
そらづ@karagirl625
なんとか間に合った!
手塚先生の作品たちに出会えてほんと良かったです……😭😭😭✨
今年の抱負は、手塚作品を沢山読みまくること!
#手塚治虫 #手塚まつり #マンガの日 https://t.co/xsAbTd1Zfw
https://t.co/xsAbTd1Zfw
@Paromino
サファイヤさん。
#手塚まつり #マンガの日 #手塚治虫

フォトショでやりたい心を鬼にして、クリップスタジオでわけわからずトーン貼りして泣いてる中w https://t.co/wxWg4sRjh5
https://t.co/wxWg4sRjh5
@MEZAMAN55
手塚治虫先生の命日なので、、大好きなアトムを 、、
#手塚まつり https://t.co/ydFMfCepnR
https://t.co/ydFMfCepnR

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