My Neighbor Seki is a high school comedy manga in the vein of Yotsuba and Azumanga Daioh. These comics tend to do well through a wide range of manga reading demographics and are often heavily considered for programs like the Scholastic Book Club
Takuma Morishige was born in Miyazaki prefecture back in 1978. A
professional comic artist, he earned an engineering degree from the
University of Hiroshima. While Morishige has been working as a
comic artist since 2001, he is best known for his work on My
Neighbor Seki and for being the brother to the award-winning comic
artist Akiko Higashimura. Morishige even appears as a character in
Higashimura's autobiographical comic "Himawari..."
In 2000 Morishige's debut project, Life Arts, was a finalist selection for the Chiba Tetsuya Comic Award. He would then turn his attention towards manga creation full-time in 2001. He has since developed six series, most of them being comedies.
"The games and projects that Seki comes up with are outrageous and amazing, and Yokoi's reactions to them are hilarious. It's a very fun series all around." -- Lori Henderson, Good Comics for Kids