Tobe, Keiko

Given name: けいこ
Family name: 戸部
Birthday: Jul 30, 1957
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Tobe was born in Hyōgo Prefecture. When she was in second grade, she made her first manga The Three Ghosts. It was about three ghosts with different personalities having slapstick adventures in their owner's mansion. She then decided to be a mangaka. Her older brother also wanted to be a mangaka and he submitted all his manga artwork to Garo before shifting to oil painting and passing down his tools to her.

After graduating, she married and had two sons. When her younger son was in kindergarten, he had a male classmate with autism. Later, she met the autistic boy's mother who said she wanted him to be a 'cheerful working adult'. This inspired Tobe to create "With the Light," a manga dealing with autistic children. At that time, there were very few manga about disabilities and they never received attention. "With the Light" changed perspectives on this issue.

Tobe died on January 28, 2010 after going on hiatus from With the Light due to illness.

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