I'm excited that Andy and I were invited to host a drop-in workshop at the Peabody Essex Museum!
They are hosting a super cool event called MANGA NATION, and have some really great guests lined up, such as Robin Brenner (Brookline's coolest librarian/comic historian) and Roland Kelts, University of Tokyo lecturer and the author of Japanamerica - not to mention he's interviewed Murakami, Miyazaki and written extensively about a century and a half of Japanese/American pop culture exchange.
What are we going to be doing? Making a GIANT MANGA strip of course!
We'll put paper up all over the walls and as people come in we'll chat about story-telling ideas, give you some pointers (if you want them) and each person will ad a panel. It'll be a casual affair, but educational nonetheless. Should be super fun!
Japanese Design & Pop Culture
at the Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA
Thursday, November 21st, 6:30 - 9:30pm
(*Manga drawing may wrap at 9pm)
Admission is free for museum members & Salem residents, $10 for non-members.
Bakabon + Akko-chan characters by Fujio Akatsuka (my fav gag comic artist)