©Takashi Murakami 2000

4th Manga Division Excellence Award


Manga published in book form, in magazine

MURAKAMI Takashi [Japan]

Reason for Award

This four-frame Manga with a strange rhythm is about the daily lives of “Momo Chan”, who lost both of her parents, and “Paji”, Momo Chan’s grandfather, who lost his wife. The final frame is not a “fall” but a “slice of wisdom”. This style cannot be classified as a “gag four-frame” or a “nonsense four-frame”, it is a new type that should be called a “subtle four-frame”. The artist’s outlook on life and his wealth knowledge can be enjoyed through this work.