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That was it for the first season of 2019. Many good titles graced our screens, but if we want to be honest, there are too many series in the new season we have been waiting for quite a long time.
MANGA.TOKYO has been interviewing creators working in Japan! We ask them about their stories and the efforts they make to establish their place in Japan.
This time we interviewed Kosuzume, a manga artist, and illustrator. MANGA.TOKYO had the chance to work with her before when she made an illustration for our Winter Comiket goods!
— こすずめ＠単行本発売中！ (@kosuzume_pipit) December 1, 2016
How does she manage to put the magical sparkle into the character’s eyes that make them as charming as they are? We sat down with her for an interview and asked her about it.
— こすずめ▶︎土曜東Ａ-34a (@kosuzume63) December 31, 2016
— こすずめ▶︎土曜東Ａ-34a (@kosuzume63) May 31, 2017
— こすずめ＠単行本発売中！ (@kosuzume_pipit) October 26, 2016
— こすずめ＠単行本発売中！ (@kosuzume_pipit) February 1, 2017
Kosuzume: ‘I think it started when I won first place in an illustration contest in the fourth grade of elementary school. I was so happy and it made me love drawing even more.
Kosuzume: I am still not satisfied with my drawings, so I practice every day!’
Kosuzume: ‘There are many. There are a lot who draw beautiful pictures but aren’t professionals, so the number of those I respect and admire is endless.’
Kosuzume: ‘In elementary school, I was able to look at so many pictures of illustrators on the internet and other places. There were many people the same age as me who were really good at drawing and I thought that there are so many people in the world who can draw well. That became my motivation to draw.’
Kosuzume: ‘I try to draw a previous picture with different materials or change something. Like this I find new things that I like and might use in the future and things that don’t fit my pictures and I won’t do anymore.’
Kosuzume: ‘I think the shortest way to become an illustrator is to think: “It’s fun to draw a lot and everyday!” Illustrations have no borders. I think anybody from any country can become an illustrator, so please enjoy yourself while drawing pictures!’
From a young age on, Kosuzume enjoyed drawing different things and found inspiration everywhere, and that made her take the road she is on now. She was able to absorb many things greedily, which seems to be an important aspect of how she ended up in her current position. We are sure we will see a lot more from Kosuzume, so look forward to her future works!
— こすずめ▶︎土曜東Ａ-34a (@kosuzume63) May 30, 2017
— こすずめ＠単行本発売中！ (@kosuzume_pipit) March 6, 2017
— こすずめ▶︎土曜東Ａ-34a (@kosuzume63) March 27, 2017
— こすずめ＠単行本発売中！ (@kosuzume_pipit) November 4, 2016
プ〜リスマスが今年もやってくる♫ ぷぷぷ〜！＞🎅🎄✨ pic.twitter.com/qj1RhINNxS
— こすずめ▶︎土曜東Ａ-34a (@kosuzume63) December 24, 2016
Did you like this interview? If you want us to interview a certain creator, leave us a comment below!