comic art by Tetsuya Chiba

Tetsuya Chiba made his professional comic debut when he was seventeen years of age, starting with some rental-library manga books like 'Revenge of the Hunchback'. His first series, 'Mama no Violin', appeared in 1958 in a girls magazine. In the sixties, he switched to making comics for boys, a genre in which he soon excelled. He created 'Chikaino Makyu', a baseball story scripted by Kazuya Fukumoto.

Joe, by Tetsuya Chiba

Other series soon followed: 'Shidenkai no Taka' (1963), 'Harizu no Kaze' (1965) and 'Ashita no Jo' (1968). This last series, written by Asao Takamori, dealt with a tragic boxing hero. Tetsuya Chiba proved himself a master of sports stories, and has made comics about sumo wrestlers, golf and kendo.

Revenge of the Hunchbackcomic art by Tetsuya Chiba

Ashita no Jo, by Tetsuya Chiba

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