March 2016 – October 2017
Manga Drawing for 13-15 year olds. Part of the V&A’s Create! programme for young people.
I’m excited to be returning to my former residence, the Victoria and Albert museum for another manga workshop for teenagers this March!
Explore the V&A’s newly revamped Japan Gallery to develop a character that will feature in your own manga page. Led by Karen Rubins, former V&A Artist in Residence.
You must pre-book by phone or on the V&A website.
Futureversity Manga is Back! AGAIN!!
If you are looking for something to do this Easter and you are interested in manga, come along to South Friern Library in Barnet, where I will be running a 3 day manga course where you will create your own characters and comic.
Age range: 12 – 16
Dates and Times:
Monday 11th April – 2pm – 5pm
Tuesday 12th April – 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday 13th April – 2pm – 5pm
Please book on the Futureversity website!
Kettering Museum and Art Gallery is hosting a fantastic exhibition about comics, including art from classic comics greats, as well as newcomers – and highlighting British comics and graphic novels as well as women artists. I have work on display, as do Glenn Fabry, Alison Sampson, Rachael Smith and a whole host of others.
From their website:
Visit the Alfred East Art Gallery this summer for our ‘Comics Unstripped!’ exhibition, where we look at the history of comics and graphic novels. The exhibition features the original artworks by Kettering’s Frank Bellamy, including some examples from Garth, Thunderbirds and Dan Dare. The exhibition, which runs from 9th July to 20th August, looks at DC and Marvel as well as some of the newcomers in the business.
They are also holding some workshops and a family fun day with a superhero theme, so please see their website for details.
I’m back at Watermans Art Centre in Hounslow for another Urban Ambush manga course!
Urban Ambush is a creative summer camp where children and young people aged 8-18 can take part in various creative activities. Manga, capoeira, theatre design, music and animation are all on the menu this year.
The manga course is for ages 13-18 and is suitable for all abilities.
From the Watermans website:
Channel your ideas and abilities into producing a manga, a Japanese comic, inspired by the local environment, working with professional Manga artist Karen Rubins. Design characters, develop an authentic style, and learn storytelling and artistic techniques with a renowned comic book creator, Karen Rubins, who has had work exhibited at the Embassy of Japan and V&A museum. End the week with a giant visual projection and your own printed anthology. Suitable for complete beginners and experienced mangaka!
I will be attending OxCon in Oxford for the first time! I am exhibiting in the South Halls, where you can find many other exciting comics creators such as Neill Cameron of the Phoenix and my sometime collaborators Richy K Chandler and Paul Shinn. Daniel Hartwell will also be around, and you might just catch him at the table!
I will be doing sketches and portraits as well as having many comics to sell!
Have you created your own characters or stories and want to know what to do next? Do you want to advance your skills up to the next level? In this course you will be developing more advanced techniques in writing, drawing, and designing, and learn everything you need to know to tell your story through manga. Attendees should have some experience of drawing manga, creating characters, and/or making comics.
This course runs Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 and is suitable for ages 14-16
If you want to get in to creating your own comics, this course will take you through the process, from plotting to creating storyboards, to choosing the right panels and producing your own comic strip. You will learn about different kinds of comics from gag strips to graphic novels. Writing and/or drawing experience preferred, but no special knowledge of making comics is necessary.
This course runs Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 and is suitable for ages 11-16
Runs from 2 -5pm on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October
Suitable for ages 11-16
What better way to spend your half-term holiday than making your own comics? On Day 1 you will learn all the different skills you will need to make comics, on Day 2 you will be putting them into practice by creating your own story and artwork.