Urasawa Naoki

Japan House London hosts Helen McCarthy’s free talk on Urasawa Naoki next week

Heading to London’s Japan House to see their This is Manga – the Art of Urasawa Naoki exhibition? Why not combine your visit with a free evening lecture on the artist by leading UK anime and manga writer Helen McCarthy next Wednesday?   Urasawa Naoki has been called one of the artists that have changedContinue reading Japan House London hosts Helen McCarthy’s free talk on Urasawa Naoki next week

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

Lee Sullivan and Mike Noble at Andercon 2014. Photo courtesy Lee Sullivan.

In Memoriam: Look-In and TV21 artist Mike Noble

We’re sorry to report the passing of veteran artist Mike Noble, perhaps best known for his work on the British weekly comics TV Century 21 – drawing strips such as “Fireball XL5“, “Captain Scarlet” and “Star Trek” and Look-In – working on strips such as “The Famous Five“, “Follyfoot“,  “Robin of Sherwood“, “Timeslip” and many more.Continue reading In Memoriam: Look-In and TV21 artist Mike Noble

Hoshino Yukinobu (b. 1954), Rainman. Ink on paper, 2015. JTI Japanese Acquisition Fund, 2015,3024.1 © Hoshino Yukinobu.

British Museum to host Manga Now: Three Generations Exhibition

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Asahi Shimbun sponsorship, the British Museum’s Asahi Shimbun Gallery is to host Manga Now: Three Generations from September, an exhibition featuring newly commissioned and recent works by a trio of celebrated Japanese manga artists: Chiba Tetsuya, Hoshino Yukinobu and Nakamura Hikaru. The display – accompanied by a number of manga-related events whichContinue reading British Museum to host Manga Now: Three Generations Exhibition

Lee Sullivan and Mike Noble at Andercon 2014. Photo courtesy Lee Sullivan.

Happy Birthday, Mike Noble!

Legendary artist Mike Noble is 84 years old today. He’s one of the giants of British comics, the last survivor of that mighty triumvirate of artists who made Alan Fennell’s TV Century 21 weekly the newspaper of the future for a generation of telly-addicted, SF-crazed children. Affectionately known to those lucky enough to buy itContinue reading Happy Birthday, Mike Noble!