Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/12/01

“December 1, 1933” by Rick Sanders

An anime stylized eye.

An anime stylized eye. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is 1933. Fujiko Fujio, the Japanese writer and illustrator is born. He dies in 1996. Wikipedia says:

Fujio Fujiko (藤子不二雄, Fujiko Fujio?) was a nom de plume of a manga writing duo formed by two Japanese manga artists. Their real names are Hiroshi Fujimoto (藤本 弘, Fujimoto Hiroshi?, 1933–1996) and Motoo Abiko (安孫子 素雄, Abiko Motoo?, 1934–). They formed their partnership in 1951, and used the Fujiko Fujio name from 1954 until dissolution of the partnership in 1987.

From the outset they adopted a collaborative style where both worked simultaneously on the story and artwork, but as they diverged creatively they started releasing individual works under different names, Abiko as Fujiko Fujio (A) (藤子不二雄Ⓐ, Fujiko Fujio Ē?), and Fujimoto as Fujiko F. Fujio (藤子・F・不二雄, Fujiko Efu Fujio?). Throughout their career they won many individual and collaborative awards, and are best known for creating the popular and long-running series Doraemon, the main character of which is officially recognized as a cultural icon of modern Japan.[1] Some influences of most of their projects are the works of acclaimed manga artist Osamu Tezuka and many American cartoons and comic books.

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