Make Manga at the British Museum

The British Museum in London is running a number of workshops for children this month, including two “Make a Manga Comic” workshops this Saturday, 6th August 2017.

Photo: Benedict Johnson

Photo: Benedict Johnson

Aimed at kids of seven plus, the free Make a Manga Comic workshops on Saturday 6th August 2017 (at 11.00am and 2.00pm) offer the opportunity to create your own comic inspired by the Museum’s collection of Japanese manga. Learn the secrets of manga comic artists, develop digital design skills to tell a story with characters from the Museum, then print and take your creation home.

Sessions last up to 120 minutes. To secure a place (places are limited) sign up on the day of the session at the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre.

• These workshops are just two in a series of activities for children at the Museum this month – check out the whole list here

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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