Dark and funny comics from a Garo magazine manga-ka.
Tadao Tsuge (b. 1941) has been drawing comics since the late 1950s. In the 1960s and 1970s, he was one of the central contributors to the influential underground comics magazine Garo, and the magazines Yako and Gento. In addition to cartooning, Tsuge is an avid fisherman and has written essays on the subject. He has held fulltime blue-collar jobs for most of his artistic career, most significantly as cleaning staff at one of Tokyo's for-profit blood banks, which figures prominently in a number of his works. In 1995, cult film director Teru Ishii made a movie based on Tsuge's comics.