6 August - 5 September 2010
From West to East and East to West, the hybrid artform that is manga (the Japanese for ‘comic strip’)continues to develop in many different directions.
The exhibition at Idea Store Whitechapel will present some of the best manga produced by British artists,contextualising it with authentic manga from Japan. Visitors will be able to see original story-strips by UK artists - influenced and inspired by their love of Japanese manga - and enjoy a celebration of one of today’s liveliest art forms, now popular worldwide.
The annual competition Manga Jiman, organised by the Japanese Embassy to foster and encourage UK talent, will be running concurrently with the exhibition, and potential entrants will find plenty of inspiration in the show.
The exhibition has been curated by Ilya, the highly regarded London-based manga artist, writer and editor.
Projects and publications include /The Manga Drawing Kit/, /Best New Manga/ and /King Lear/ in the/ Manga Shakespeare/ series.
/Crash Course/, an animated online comic strip commissioned by the BBC, is viewable online, http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/studentlife/games/crashcourse/.
/The Clay Dreaming/, Ilya’s first prose novel, was published earlier this year under his real name, Ed Hillyer.
Events organised in conjunction with the exhibition include workshops for children and adults.
The children’s workshop will take place on Saturday, 7^th August, 2.30 - 4pm.
For details of the adult
workshop please visit the Idea Store website.
Idea Store Whitechapel
321 Whitechapel Road
London E1 1BU
tel: 020 7364 4332
Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday, 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm,