A look at the colorful world
of manga cover artworks
1814 the master woodcut artist Katsushika Hakusai
at the age of fifty four, created a series of humorous
sketches that he referred to as "manga" (meaning
"involuntary pictures.") Hakusai's marvelous sketches
were of the world around him, ordinary people and
their labors, street processions, sumo wrestlers.
vendors and craftsmen. The master found nothing
not worth including in his sketchbook.