An art magazine Geijutsu Shincho (芸術新潮) featured the great manga writer Tezuka Osamu last month. (手塚治虫) . Needless to say, he was the greatest manga writer in Japanese manga history. He created new manga style just after the WW2. He affected many young people and not a few became his followers....
When Tezuka was a kid, he loved insects very much. His pen name has a insect in it----虫----
These pictures below were painted by him when he was a middle school student. As it was during WW2 and lack of paint, he gave up painting more pictures.