Baba Noboru

Japan

(1927-2001)

Cartoonist, illustrator, comicist, poster artist

He was born in Sannoe (Japan).
After graduating from high school came under military call, served in the Imperial Navy.
After the establishment of peace, I took part in the development of land in the mountainous area of ​​Iwate Prefecture, but a year later I gave up this occupation and went home, where I worked as a replacement teacher.
Then he began to study art.
He worked as a souvenir while drawing posters for the theater; In 1948 he worked as an artist at a US military base near Hachinohe.
In addition to the posters, he begins to try himself in a cartoon and in 1949, at the insistence of the specialist in the field of creating children’s literature Shigeru Shiraki is sent to try his luck in Tokyo.
Baba professionally engaged in caricatures, drawing for the children’s educational magazine, which was published by the Japanese corporation “Shogakkan”.
His works “Posto Kan”, “Kappa from the mountains” attracted attention.
In 1956, his series on a pig named Butan, published in the “Children’s Book” in 1954-1957. brought him the first award from the corporation “Shogakkan”.
Bhutan is a pretty piglet who always finds himself in all sorts of adventures, fell in love with children for his good nature, gentle disposition and unfitness to life. The main characters of most of the Bab’s works of that time were animals.
In 1958, Baba joined the union of cartoonists “Manga Sudan” and moved on to work on comic books for adults.
He creates such popular works as “Forward, Granny!”, “Bloodthirsty Thief”, as well as “In Paradise Primary and Secondary School.”
For a long time he created comics for adults and illustrated children’s books.
His “Eleven cats” can be attributed to the classics of the genre; this work earned him another award.

The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons, 1981


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