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MANGA is an art series by American Artist Bob Kessel.

Manga 漫画 are comics or graphic novels originating from Japan. Most manga conform to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. The term manga マンガ orまんが is used in Japan to refer to both comics and cartooning.

MANGA: 8MAN ATOMIC CIGARETTE by Bob Kessel

8 MAN CREATED 1963

8man was an animated cartoon that appeared in the 1960s. In the middle of every episode, 8th Man would run out of energy and need to stop and smoke an atomic cigarette (which he kept in his belt buckle secret compartment) to restore his energy. Back in the sixties this was acceptable in a cartoon for kids. Today it would be considered politically incorrect.

MANGA: RACER X by Bob Kessel

RACER X FROM SPEED RACER SERIES

MANGA: SPLIT ATOMU by Bob Kessel

TESUWAN ATOMU IN AMERICA CALLED ASTROBOY

Astro Boy, known in Japan by its original name 鉄腕アトム, Tetsuwan Atomu is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka. It was serialized in Kobunsha’s Shōnen from 1952 to 1968.

 

MANGA: ULTRAMAN by Bob Kessel

ULTRAMAN IN JAPANESE URUTORAMAN