InuYasha’s creator Rumiko Takahashi is amongst the latest group of nominees for one of the greatest honours in comics. If chosen by voters, she will join Hayao Miyazaki in the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2016. Takahashi was also nominated in 2014, the same year Miyazaki was selected for his place by popular vote, but now she has a second chance to be recognised for her beautiful work.
The Eisner Awards have described the artist:
Rumiko Takahashi (1957– )
Popular manga creator Rumiko Takahashi is said to be the bestselling female comics artist in history, with hundreds of millions of her books sold around the world. Takahashi’s first published work was the one-shot Katte na Yatsura in 1978. Later that year her first major work began being serialized, Urusei Yatsura. She went on to create such classic works as Maison Ikkoku, Ranma ½, InuYasha, One Pound Gospel, Mermaid Saga, and Rumic Theater. Several of her works have been animated.
Four creators will be inducted from an equally stellar list of artists, including Raw magazine’s co-founder, co-editor and publisher Françoise Mouly, The Avengers and Wonder Woman writer and artist George Pérez, ‘60s underground comix lynchpin Kim Deitch, and The Simpsons’ Matt Groening. The judges’ choices for automatic induction were the original Human Torch’s creator Carl Burgos of Marvel Comics, and novelist Tove Jansson, the mind behind the treasured Japanese-Finnish anime Moomin.