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Friday, 24th October 2008
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Tezuka tribute held

A tribute to a deceased cartoonist is being held in Japan.

The exhibition features work by 35 different artists in honour of the memory of comic legend Osamu Tezuka, the Mainichi Daily News reports.

Titled Tezeku Gene: Light in the Darkness", the exhibition is taking place at Shibuya Parco Part One until November 10th.

The artwork is meant to express aspects of his work, expression and world view.

It is timed to coincide with what would have been his 80th birthday.

Osamu Tezuka was a cartoonist who started his career in 1946 working for a children's magazine.

He also drew manga adaptations of King Kong, Pinocchio, Round the World in 80 Days and Crime and Punishment.

In addition to this, there were cartoons aimed at girls, as western and various science-fiction stories.

His best-known piece was Tetsuwan-Atom, or Astro Boy, which he created in 1951.

Tezuka was also successful in animation and produced the first Japanese colour television series, Jungle Tatei, in 1965.