Once again…here is someone I admired and didn’t even know his name. Iwao Takamoto, responsible for lots of cartoons that I have seen and enjoyed over the years passed away at 81.
Thanks Iwao….rest in peace.
Iwao Takamoto – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Takamoto’s father emigrated from Hiroshima to the United States for his health. He returned to Japan only once, to marry his wife. Takamoto was born later in 1925 in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Takamoto’s family, like many Japanese-Americans, was sent to an internment camp. They spent the rest of World War II in the Manzanar internment camp. It was there that Takamoto received basic illustration training from a couple of friendly co-internees.