I am an actor, but I also produce theater and create works.
In the world of entertainment, the most difficult thing in acting is often to make people laugh.
It is much more difficult to make you laugh than to make you cry.
This is true for works and movies, even plays.
I do not understand the world of manga well, but I have a similar impression.
The great thing about Shotaro Ishinomori, a Man painter, is that he draws in a wide variety of genres.
If you write science fiction, there is also a historical drama. For those who have a strong spirit of challenge,
There is no reason not to touch the genre that seems to be the most difficult.
This time, I would like to talk about the masterpiece gag manga of the early era.
I wrote "early", but how long ago it was, the time when the word "gag" did not exist yet.
The first episode was written as "Masterpiece Yukai Manga". In the third episode, "Kokei Manga".
It was such a long time ago. Perhaps it was just around the time when television was just beginning to spread.
In such a time, I draw the story of a child who came to Tokyo with the aim of becoming a TV star on the stage of a TV station.
It's easy to imagine how new this was.
When I was shocked by the copywriter Mr. Shigeto Itoi's work as a kid, I read that I was commenting on something, and I was excited.
On this occasion, I tried to open a book for a long time, but I intentionally changed the touch of the picture to make it different from other story cartoons,
At first I understand that I draw for children in an easy-to-understand manner.
After that, trial and error are repeated, and it is understood that the touch and the configuration become stable, and one style of Ishimori Gag manga is established, each time the times are repeated.
I think it's a very interesting piece, even from that point of view.