Yoshiharu Tsuge was born on the isle of Oshima and raised by his mother. He made his comic debut in 1953 with various creations, like 'Fukuwajutsushi' (the story of a ventriloquist) and 'Nezumi'. His short story 'Numa' surprised his public and was praised with enthusiasm by intellectuals. In his pages, he used a sophisticated and personal type of storytelling that intermingled dream with reality. His style influenced a lot of artists, which can be clearly seen in the magazine Garo. His comic credits include 'Neji-Shiki' and 'L'Usine d'Étamage de Oba'.