Fujio Akatsuka
    Fujio Akatsuka
    Birthday: Sep 14, 1935
    Family name: 赤塚
    Given name: 不二夫
    Died: August 2, 2008 (aged 72)

    Fujio Akatsuka was a pioneer Japanese artist of comical manga known as the Gag Manga King.

    He started his career as a shoujo artist, but in 1958, his Nama-chan became a hit, so he became a specialist in comedy manga. He won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1964 for Osomatsu-kun and the Bungeishunjuu Manga Award in 1971 for Tensai Bakabon.

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