Thursday, 6 December 2012
Hi, I, Chie Kutsuwada, and Richmond Clements are joining Malta Comic Con this weekend!
Richmond and I bring our comic "Ketsueki", Chie and I will do Manga portrait for visitors!
There will be so many amazing comic artists and writers taking part of the Con including special talks.
Now I'm packing with my head full of expectations. ヽ(=´Д`=)ノyay!
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Is coming to Earl's court this weekend!
Yes, me and Chie Kutsuwada are joining too!
I'll bring my latest manga "Kestueki" with me, this is the chance to get signed copies. ^^
There are more at the festival: Manga, cosplay, Japanese fashion, Japanese food...nom nom nom nom...
See you in there! :D
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
I'll take small BL mangas, Yuri & BL postcards, sketches.
Me and Chie Kutsuwada are sharing a table, and both of us offers commission work!
1 character from €8!
I started packing with a full of excitement!
There will be a quick manga lesson with me from 5pm on Saturday, and Yaoi talk with me and Chie Kutsuwada at 12:30pm on Sunday!
See you there! xxx
Saturday, 6 October 2012
This young event is for specifically girl-girl love and boy-boy love romance contents.
I will bring my Yaoi manga 'Ascending' and me and Chie will have a Yaoi talk on Sunday 12:30 - 1:30pm at Screening space.
If you want to get how to draw tips, speed How To Draw session is on 5pm at Activity space.
Oh... I can't wait to join in the event! :D
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
A hoy! Finally the exhibition is opened:
Many artworks in this exhibition are collaboration between me and David Blandy, there are comics, cut-outs, posters, animations...and more!
Enjoy the artworks!
Dates: 1-23 September 2012
Times: 11-6pm, Mon-Sun
Preview: 6-8pm, Friday 31 August 2012
Venue: Phoenix Brighton , 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB
...and more events connected to this exhibition!!
Anime Film Screening – Princess Mononoke – Monday 17 September 2012
Comic Book Workshop – Wednesday 19 September 2012
Fated Dual Gaming Tournament – Saturday 22 September 2012
Thursday, 26 July 2012
We'll present a short manga workshop (around 30min) twice in a day on 29th, and 31st July at County Hall!!
Tokyo local government officially backing up this event, so anyone who's thinking of visiting Tokyo should come and have a look! :D
In the workshops, we'll talk about a brief history of manga, and live drawing demonstrations!
So please come, it should be fun!
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Getting ready for the biggest Japanese festival in Europe!!
Manga, Anime, cosplay, J-POP, marshal arts, and more!
Here is info of my table sharing with Chie Kutsuwada and Deadly Kawaii:
Thursday, 28 June 2012
In Dublin now.
I hope many people come to the talk tomorrow at Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, Ireland...! I'm preparing plenty images and doing a demonstration of drawings. A workshop for children on Saturday, and for adults on Sunday!! Should be fun!! :D
The image is from David Blandy's artwork which I did line drawings. ^^
The image will be introduced in the talk tomorrow.
Friday, 15 June 2012
The next event is workshops & a talk at Chester Beatty Library in Dublin.
I'm very excited to join, and see the display of old "bamboo cutter" drawings from Japan.
The England is in a festive mood for Olympics - The image is a poster I made during the workshop at school. :)
Thursday, 7 June 2012
From 10:15 onwards, there will be a "Rachel moves to Brighton" launching event. Reading of the book by the author and both she and Inko will do the signing of the book on purchase.
Monday, 7 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
It will be interesting to see all different media works at the same time!!
All manga postcard sales will be donated to charity through Japan red cross for rebuilding affected area.
I do hope weather will be nice!! Look forward to it! :D
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
I used Photoshop after scanning in the original pen drawing, with at least 8 layers for :
Petals behind the figure
clothing & hair
petals front of the figure
Normally Colouring takes 4 times longer than B&W.
I didn't time properly, but I think I took about 3 - 4 hours in total.
I wish I can work much faster...!
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Friday, 16 March 2012
What I'm up for now is a manga workshop at New Addington Library in Croydon on Saturday 17th March.
It runs from 2pm for 2 hours.
The workshop includes practical manga skill learning with a brief introduction of what manga is.
I'll give away a lot of useful tips.
Beginners, amateurs welcome!
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Now I'm packing for flying to Marseille!
Me, Chie Kutsuwada, Deadly Kawaii/Nippon Aisuki are having a table at Japan Expo Sud in Marseille this weekend from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March.
Visit our table to say hello, getting a manga portrait, lovely prints & original sketches!
Our table number is H113, under the name "D.K./Umisen-Yamasen".
See you there! :D
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Manga/comic fans! Please book your place for an event & workshops in Kent this week!! :D
AIC2 is open until 26 Feb 2012
Join us for the Inspiration/Perspiration Workshops, £10 each:
11 Feb: Sequential Narrative Illustration with Merlin Evans 11am-4pm
18 Feb: The MangaMangaManga Class with Chie Kutsuwada 11am-4pm
19 Feb: Making it in Manga: a practical guide with Ai Takita-Lucas (Inko) 11am-4pm
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
I'm joining a film screening & talk event at Asia House in London on 16th February! :D
The films Anjin 1600 (2012), a 'Japanese Anime Space Opera' and Child of the Atom (2010) ahich Inko took a part of animation scenes will be on accompanied with a talk with an artist David Blandy and Inko. Blandy won the Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough Award in 2010.
Book a ticket here : http://confessionsofanotaku.eventbrite.com
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Friday, 13 January 2012
Monday, 9 January 2012
I've come back to England after 3 week holiday in Japan!
So lovely to visit actual temples & shrines I refer to for coming manga I'm doing now.
If you have a chance to go to Kyoto, Japan, I strongly recommend San jyu san gendo temple and Heian jingu shrine.
The shrine has the theme of 4 imaginary creatures, which depicts different features of nature:
Seiryu (blue dragon) - East / Spring / blue
Suzaku - (red phoenix) - South / Summer / red
Byakko (white tiger) - West / Autumn / white
Genbu (black Tortois) - North / Winter / black
It was so much fun finding out these mythical creatures themed on wells, buildings, and in a garden.
2012 is a year of dragon, let's make it strong and amazing year!! :D