Collection: Shigeru Sugiura

Shigeru Sugiura (1908–2000) was a hugely popular and influential Japanese comics artist. Sugiura was originally trained as a painter, and early in his career his work was selected for the prestigious Teiten exhibition. He began creating manga in order to make a living, and by the 1950s had risen to major prominence, gaining renown through his comics for children and his pioneering role in the genre of gag manga. In the 1970s and 80s he experienced a second boom in popularity, this time for more absurdist, avant-garde manga geared towards adults.
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