Hi かわいい + creative family!
Remember that moment of silence? –
Chibi Maruko-chan’s creator – Sakura Momoko passed on August 15th after a battle with breast cancer. She was only 53 years old.
Well, I am still indulging ~
Sakura Momoko-sama has strongly influenced my work (+ friendships)
And thought it’d be nice to photo spam you with my favorite character + some books from my studio’s collection.
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I find it important to share in an artist’s life by celebrating the inspiration they’ve left behind.
In this practice, an artist can truly live forever ^.^
Momoko-sama, through Chibi Maruko-chan manga, has given LOTS of it <3
So, I hope that you are inspired to see original characters from an otaku manga lover + creator’s perspective.
Me + Chibi Maruko-chan
Momoko Sakura is the writer + illustrator of one of Japan’s most beloved manga, Chibi Maruko-chan, which debuted in 1986 and went on to spawn one of Japan’s most beloved anime. Read More
For me, Chichi Maruko-chan was muore than an original character, a manga or an anime ~
She was the cutest (& fiestiest) keeper of tradition for kids in Japan.
For those of us interested in Japanese culture, Maru-chan was an easy to follow bridge.
And she made it all make sense ^.^
I love reading manga and other stories from Momoko-sama so day trips to Chibi Maruko-chan Land are always executed with at least one (among other things) … more manga!
Here is some of what’s in my studio’s library ~
And in case you’re wondering about how I keep up with studying Japanese …
25th Anniversary Book
I pulled 2 of my fav covers ~
THANK YOU so much for being an inspiration.
We will FOREVER LOVE YOU!
Until next update! (tomorrow ~)
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