15th Manga Division Jury Selections
MAMA WA TENPARIST
Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]
The essays on child-rearing in Akiko Higashimura’s documentary style manga depict in a comical way the female manga artist’s beloved son Gocchan’s eccentric behavior. With an outstanding sense for quips, Higashimura humorously and realistically depicts her daily life at the mercy of work and child-rearing, as well as the fanciful remarks and daydreams unique to early childhood. Breaking through the convention that child-rearing essays=pregnancy and birth, aimed at women, this manga is popular with a wide range of readers as a comic featuring jokes.