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Art of Osamu Tezuka Author to Teach Manga Class

posted on 2010-09-22 23:57 EDT by Gia Manry
Manga history course starts in October in London

Starting on October 6, author Helen McCarthy will teach a course titled "Manga - History, Context and Culture" within the Art History department of the Workers' Educational Association adult learning facility at the school's London branch. McCarthy says that the 20-week course will include information on manga creator Ippei Okamoto, GeGeGe no Kitarō creator Shigeru Mizuki, kamishibai — a story-telling form that includes the display of paper illustrations — and other topics before discussing Osamu Tezuka, "the God of manga."

Helen McCarthy is the author of numerous English-language books about anime and manga, including the 1993 Anime: A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Animation, Manga Cross-Stitch: Make Your Own Graphic Art Needlework, and the 2009 Harvey award-winning The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga. McCarthy also co-authored The Anime Encyclopedia with Jonathan Clements.

[Via: AICN Anime]

Image © Shigeru Mizuki / Kodansha


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