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Kyoto Manga Museum Exhibits Manga-Inspired N. American Artists

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
'Manga Style ― North America' exhibit opens in January, asks guests: 'Is this manga too?'

The Kyoto International Manga Museum will display works by three North American manga-inspired artists from January 5 to February 5. This is the first time art from North America will feature in an exhibit at the museum. Admission to the "Manga Style ― North America" exhibition will be free, however, a general admission ticket for the museum will be required.

The exhibit will showcase comics and text panels that illustrate the development of manga-style art in North America. The exhibition asks guests to consider the question: "Is this manga too?"

"Manga Style ― North America" will include about 80 works by the superhero comics artist Takeshi Miyazawa, young men's manga-style artist Felipe Smith, and the shojo genre artist Svetlana Chmakova. Several color panels and about 24 black-and-white pages for each author will feature with other materials in the exhibit. Miyazawa and Smith, both current residents of Japan, will also participate in a discussion about manga and manga-style works produced in Japan and North America. Morning manga magazine's chief editor Eijiro Shimada will also speak at the event to be held on January 14.

Image © TokyoPop Inc. and Svetlana Chmakova © Felipe Smith © CAPCOM CO., LTD.

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