London Manga Discussion On Saturday

posted on 2011-04-29 13:58 EDT
Free discussion among competition finalists at BFI Southbank

This Saturday April 30, there will be a public discussion between three recent finalists of 'Manga Jiman,' a competition held by London's Japanese Embassy to find new manga artists. The discussion will take place at 1400 in the BFI Southbank Centre, near Waterloo station - map here.

The panel is part of a two-day comics event at the BFI Southbank. Places are free, but allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The panels take place in the Blue Room, up the stairs beside the box-office. From the programme:

Saturday April 30, 2pm – Three recent finalists - Zarina Liew (Runner-up 2009/2010), Yuri Kore (Winner 2009/2010), Clio Millett (Winner 2010/2011) – of the Japanese Embassy's ‘Manga Jiman’ (Pride in Manga) competition join one of the judges, to discuss the homegrown manga scene in the UK and the difference between Manga and Western style comics.

A full list of the weekend's comics events at the BFI Southbank is here. The programme is part of the Sci-Fi London Festival, although other festival events and screenings take place at the Apollo Piccadilly cinema, including the Anime All-Nighter on Saturday evening.

Details of the most recent Manga Jiman competition winners are available on the Japanese Embassy's website here.

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