7th Manga Division Encouragement Prize
Manga published in book form, in magazine
ITOU Tai [Japan]
Reason for Award
At the present time when caricatures such as political one-frame cartoons have lost their momentum, Tai Ito skillfully combined current themes and gags and produced a new form of caricature that is easy for present readers to accept. Many of her works are full of vitality and invite explosive laughter. We can’t take our eyes off her activities.