Free Manga Workshop: Let’s draw your first Manga character with INKO
Join manga artist INKO to experience the thrill of drawing your first manga character in this interactive online workshop in collaboration with HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021.
This event will be held over Zoom and booking is required on account of limited spaces. Tickets are available until 5pm on Friday 6th August 2021. To secure your place, please visit the event page.
Ai Takita 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 the British Museum, V&A Museum, Transport For London, Sony Entertainment Japan, and Guardian children’s books. She also delivers manga workshops in schools, galleries and museums such as the British Museum and the V&A Museum. She was appointed as a culture and language ambassador with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
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.
About HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021
Get ready for HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021, a month of online events from the 9th of July to the 8th of August.
We’re preparing to bring you authentic Japanese food, products, music, art, and the biggest gathering of Japanese fanatics in the UK. Keep up with the latest news by checking our regular posts on the website, social media, as well as subscribing to our newsletter and official YouTube channel. If you are interested in getting even closer to the action by performing or exhibiting, you can also take a look at the many different opportunities to become a part of this year’s event. We hope you’re looking forward to the return of HYPER JAPAN as much as we are!