Art from the 2018 Manga Silver Award-winning story "Miseyieki" by and © Shangomola Edunjobi

Thirteenth Japan International MANGA Award competition closing date approaches

The call for entries is open to all over the world for the 13th Japan International Manga Award, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The  deadline is 14th June 2019. Previous British winners include Sean Michael Wilson, who won a Bronze in the 10th Awards in 2016, with Japanese artist Akiko Shimojima,Continue reading Thirteenth Japan International MANGA Award competition closing date approaches

The British Museum team busy installing a show-stopping 17-metre-long theatre curtain ahead of the opening of the MANGA Exhibition earlier this month. It was made by Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyōsai for the Shintomi Theatre on 30th June 1880. That day, after drinking a few bottles of rice wine, Kyōsai retreated to a studio and started painting. Just four hours later he emerged with the huge curtain, depicting members of the acting company as various kinds of monsters. The curtain is on loan from the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University. Photo: British Museum

British Museum’s massive MANGA exhibition opens this week

Author and manga expert Paul Gravett was lucky to be granted an exclusive sneak peek at The British Museum‘s MANGA exhibition, opening this week – and he’s very impressed. Announced last year, the exhibition, which will run until August, explores the phenomenon of manga and is the largest exhibition of the art ever to take placeContinue reading British Museum’s massive MANGA exhibition opens this week

Midnight Shadow by SIDEBURN004

Silent Manga Audition offers publishing opportunities in Japan for international artists

Russian Silent Manga Audition MasterClass member SIDEBURN004 made recently recently, by being the first SMA MasterClass member to debut in a Japanese manga magazine. A work originally conceived by Japanese manga artist Matsuri Midou (Black Terror) for the first Zenon Creator Audition, “Midnight Shadow” tells the story of Alice, a young woman plagued with theContinue reading Silent Manga Audition offers publishing opportunities in Japan for international artists

The winners of the 12th edition of the Manga Jiman competition

Manga Jiman 2018 Winners on display at Embassy of Japan

The winners of the 12th edition of the Manga Jiman competition were revealed at a reception hosted at the Embassy of Japan last month – and an exhibition of the strips is on display until the end of March. The reception also saw announcements for the British Museum‘s upcoming Manga exhibition, which opens in May,Continue reading Manga Jiman 2018 Winners on display at Embassy of Japan