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Manga Workshop Part 2- Let’s draw Japanese Yokai monsters with INKO

Workshop

Date:Saturday 14 August 2021
Time:19:30 - 21:00
Fee: £20
Platform:ZOOM
Book Before 17:00 Friday 13 August 2021

A midsummer horror event – Funny but scary! Let’s draw Japanese Yokai monsters.

One of the most popular summer events in Japan is a horror event.  People are gathering up to tell scary stories in order to get a bit of chill in a hot season. Why not have an event similar to it? So here it is, join INKO, who has been published Manga Yokai Stories, to draw Yokai monsters! 

There are hundreds of folklore monsters existing in Japan, I guess they’re something similar to tooth fairies or unicorns in western culture. Creatures such as Amabie started gathering attention inside and outside Japan because of an internet meme for its story connected to pandemic prophecy.  They are not only popular for their funny/spooky stories, but also their unique looks! So it would be lovely to draw them together.

In this 90 min workshop, we are going to explore the wonders of Japanese folklore monsters – Yokai.  As you will draw them in step-by-step instruction with INKO, this will be a perfect opportunity to create Halloween card!

INKO is a Japanese Manga artist based in the UK. She was born in Kyoto, Japan. After graduating from Kyoto University of Art & Design, she moved to England and studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design. Her works have been recognised by many companies, museums such as British Museum, V&A Museum, Transport For London, Sony Entertainment Japan, and Guardian children’s book. She also has been designing the official images for HYPER JAPAN in 2021 and 2020.

Date:                            14th August 2021, Saturday
Time:                           19:30 – 21:00 (1.5 hour workshop incl. Q&A)
Instructor’s profile:    INKO (click for the instructor’s page)
Ticket Price:                £20
Online tool:                 ZOOM (*link will be sent to you before the workshop)
Max Number:             100 participants

Book before 5 pm on 13th August 2021, Friday

INKO will host Free Manga Workshop- Let’s draw your first Manga character with INKO on Friday 6th August at 19:30. Please click here to see more details! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Precautions: Suitable for all ages and beginners. (under 8 years old may need adult supervision) No art /crafty experience necessary.

In this workshop, you will learn to draw Yokai Monsters and create your Halloween cards.

At the end of the workshop, there is Q&A session for you to ask your questions to INKO. This is a great opportunity to ask whatever you have been wondering about manga to a professional manga artist! 

Equipment needed for the workshop:

  1. several A5 white cards/greeting cards or several sheets of your preferred size
  2. a pencil
  3. a rubber

** Please read our Terms and Conditions before you purchase your tickets: Terms and Conditions for HYPER JAPAN ONLINE EVENTS

**If you don’t receive any information one day before the class, please send an email here: contact@hyperjapan.co.uk

Above: image of drawing you would learn from INKO at the workshop
INKO’s design: official HYPER JAPAN 2021 image

Instructor

INKO Ai Takita

ART&CRAFT

Japanese manga artist

INKO is a Japanese Manga artist based in the UK. She was born in Kyoto, Japan, and she grew up with manga comics, loving both reading and drawing them. After Graduated Kyoto University of Art & Design, she moved to England and studied at Central Saint Martin’s college of Art & Design.

Her works – cross overs of modern and traditional Eastern and Western cultures – have been recognised by many companies, museums such as British Museum, V&A Museum, Transport For London, Sony Entertainment Japan, and Guardian children’s book. She also delivers manga workshops in schools, galleries and museums such as British museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. She was appointed as a culture and language ambassador with School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Besides, her work was featured in an ‘Inking Woman 250 years of Women and Comic Artists in Britain (2018)’ and the comic ’Portrait Of Violence’ has won a bronze medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2018. The multimedia project she took part as an illustrator ‘Flight Paths’ won Innovation in Craft Award at Superfilm Disability Film Festival in 2021. She also actively takes part in art projects such as “House of Setting Sun”, an ongoing exhibition at Blackwell Arts & Crafts House.

Her manga books are also available –  “Portrait of Violence (New International)” – an Independent Publisher Book Awards medal, 2018 , “Tam O’Shanter (Cranachan publishing)”, “Manga Yokai Stories (Tuttle)”, “Extreme Stickering Manga (2019)” and atmospheric horror depictions “Tam O’Shanter (2019)”. You can find out a lot more on her web page.

She has also designed the main visual for this year’s HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021. Read the article how she designed it!

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