Manga Author Naoki Urasawa Wins German Lifetime Achievement Award

Prestigious Max und Mortiz Award is given out at the Erlangen International Comic Salon

The logo for the Max und Mortiz Award, a prestigious German-language comics award distributed by the Erlangen International Comic Salon convention.


Manga author Naoki Urasawa (Monster, 20th Century Boys, Pluto) has been awarded the "Lifetime Achievement" Max und Moritz Award at the 20th Erlangen International Comic Salon, the most important German language comic convention in Europe. Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the city of Erlangen in Germany, the convention is held every two years, although in 2020 it was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Urasawa previously won the Max und Moritz award for "Best International Comic" for his work Billy Bat in 2014.


A promotional photograph of manga author Naoki Urasawa. Urasawa wears a leather jacket, a black T-shirt, and jeans. He smiles casually with his hands in his pockets.


In a statement accepting the award, Urasawa thanked his German-speaking fans, noted that he has visited Germany several times while researching his manga Monster (which is set in Germany), expressed his pride at being included in international cultural exchange, and expressed his delight that his creations speak to audiences all around the world. He also noted his determination to continue drawing.


The 20th Erlangen International Comic Salon runs from June 16 - 19, 2022, in Erlangen, Germany. For more information about the convention, please check out the official English-language home page here.


Source: Comic Natalie


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