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Excellence Award


NAKAE Yoshio

Comics published online (for computer or mobile) [Japan]


NAKAE Yoshio


Born in Kobe in 1940. He graduated from Nihon University, College of Art, and became involved, as a graphic designer, in the advertising business in HAKUHODO, Inc.. Since retiring from the company, he has dedicated his time to creating picture books.

( 2005 )

Award Reason

This work makes good use of the advantages of digital media, while maintaining the original style of four-frame manga. Unlike the 'pasted on' manga that is usually found on existing websites, this work is enjoyable precisely because it uses a different form of expression, which is achieved through the use of an interactive function at the last frame. It gives us a good feeling because it appears as though it could have been produced without any high level web construction techniques. This work has greatly expanded the possibility for the expression of, not only four-frame manga, but digital manga in general.

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