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Susumu Katsumata

Susumu Katsumata got his start publishing comics in the avant-garde magazine Garo in 1965. In 1971, he became full-time comics artist, drawing short humorous strips as well as more serious works about the lives of peasants and farmers from his native region. In 2006, Susumu Katsumata won the 35th Japanese Cartoonists Association Award Grand prize for Red Snow.