It seems that 73-year-old horror manga artist Kazuo Umezu, creator of series such as Drifting Classroom, Makoto-chan and Cat-eyed Boy, will be teaching beginner classes in manga on Japanese TV starting on November 5th. The series will be entitled Chūkōnen mo Guwashi! Umezu Kazuo no 4-Koma Manga Nyūmon, a mouthful which apparently translates into “Even when you’re middle-aged! Kazuo Umezu’s four-panel Manga Primer”. The series will run for eight episodes on Japan’s NHK network. It’s targeted at beginners of all ages, and will cover a variety of different manga-creation-related topics.

I can just see the fansubbers going out of their way to get ahold of this – as if we need any more Japanophile mangaka-wannabes in the west.

If you want to draw like this, be sure to look out for the fansubs which will surely hit the net at some point

If you want to draw like this, be sure to look out for the fansubs which will surely hit the net at some point

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