Mitsuteru Yokoyama

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Kobe, Japan
Mistuteru Yokoyama was born on June 18, 1934 in Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture, Japan. As a boy he loved reading magazine novels and comics. He got his first inspiration to draw comics after reading Osamu Tezuka's comic the "Metropolis". In his own words, Tezuka's ability to write interesting stories, his graceful lines, and the fact that they were both from city of Kobe, moved and inspired him to draw comics. Returning to Kobe from Tottori after the war (WW II), Tezuka's "Metropolis" and burned down city of Kobe gave him the impetus to draw. Read more...