Keiji Nakazawa dies at 73; Japanese artist of comic ‘Barefoot Gen’

He used memories of surviving the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to create a gruesome, yet hope-driven magnum opus about a boy who lived through the 1945 attack.

Images of a city smoldering and a river clogged with pale, radioactive cadavers never left Keiji Nakazawa’s mind.Keiji Nakazawa dies at 73; Japanese artist of comic ‘Barefoot Gen’