is one of alternative manga’s cult stars. Debuting as a cartoonist in the rental kashi-hon
market in 1959, he was a leading contributor to the legendary magazine Garo
during its heyday in the late 1960s. He has drawn extensively for magazines like Yagyo
, often pulling from his experiences growing up in the slums of Tokyo, working for ooze-for-booze blood banks, and daydreaming while fishing. He currently lives in Chiba Prefecture, north of Tokyo, where he splits his time between cooking for his family and drawing even stranger manga.