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Manga: The New Generation Talk on London October 17

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Talk at Foyles Bookstore on Charing Cross Road

There will be a talk on Manga: The New Generation on October 17 at London's Foyles Bookstore featuring Ken Niimura and Miki Yamamoto. It is presented by the Japan Foundation, which describes it as follows:

This October, the Japan Foundation welcomes two promising artists, Ken Niimura and Miki Yamamoto, to illustrate their works in this talk event as well as to discuss their influences and new trends within the current world of Manga. It coincides with their first exhibition at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal till November 7th, organised in association with the Japan Foundation. Together with Paul Gravett, curator, writer on comics and co-director of Comica.London, they will also explore the diversity and power of Manga and the innovations which young talented Manga artists from Japan may produce.

Ken Niimura is a Manga artist and winner of the Golden Prize in the 5th International Manga Award. His work I Kill Giants has been confirmed for film adaptation following its international success.

Miki Yamamoto is Assistant Professor of Art and Design at the University of Tsukuba, Manga artist and researcher. Her works include Sunny Sunny Ann which received the 17th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize Creative Award.

Date: 17 October 2016 from 6.30pm

Venue: Foyles Bookshop, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road, London

Booking: This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To book your place via Eventbrite, please click here.


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