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Make Yourself  Manga! With Chie Kutsuwada

Sat 3 August
11:00 am
- 4:00 pm


Join us to Make Yourself Manga! With Chie Kutsuwada


In this engaging workshop, young people aged 12-16 will learn how to draw manga style and design a manga version of themselves.

Children will then learn how to produce a 4 Koma Manga (4 panel manga strip) inspired by how vividly Raymond Briggs realises people’s daily life.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Workshop Leader

Chie Kutsuwada is UK based Japanese manga creator and illustrator. After graduating from Royal College of Art, London, she’s been creating works, which are often very delicate and romantic in style.

She creates story as well as illustration by herself like King of a Miniature Garden (2007 collected in The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 2, Constable & Robinson), her first manga and Moonlight (2008 collected in The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 3), which was shortlisted in Manga Jiman competition organized by UK Japan Embassy. She also has been working on some well-known titles such as Shakespeare’s as You Like It (SelfMadeHero, London) and Musashi Miyamoto’s The Book of Five Rings (Shambhala, Boston & London)

She ran a series of illustrated columns called Mondo Manga for Mainichi Weekly (published by The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd) about life and culture in the U.K. Also, she has provided many illustrations for art books such as Extreme Stickering Manga, Artful Etching: Manga, Artful Etching: Kawaii (Thunder Bay Press, USA). She also has written and illustrated several how-to books such as 10 Step Drawing Manga and 10 Step Drawing Kawaii (Search Press, UK). She has recently been collaborating with an author Julian Sedgwick and has created Tsunami Girl (Guppy Books, UK) which is nominated to several book prizes including the Carnegie Medal 2002, and their latest creation 100 Tales from the Tokyo Ghost Café (Guppy Books, UK).

She also has worked on projects for several others including UK Japan Embassy, Iceland Japan Embassy, BBC, Channel 4, CNN, Wagamama, and Windsor & Newton.


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