赤塚りえ子「家訓」

© TOKYOPOP Inc. and Svetlana Chmakova
© Felipe Smith
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Manga Style ―― North America
Is this manga too? Manga artists active in North America

In this exhibition we are putting the spotlight on three very different artists who draw manga style works. All three of them are from North America, which has a very important comics culture but has so far not been featured at the Manga Museum.

Takeshi Miyazawa draws superhero comics in manga style, Felipe Smith's works are categorized as manga for young men, and Svetlana Chmakova is regarded as a representative author in the shojo (manga for girls) genre.

We will introduce the work of these three artists and reflect on manga style and the manga boom in North America.

Period January 5 - February 5, 2012
10am-6pm (Admission to the museum until 5:30pm)
Closed every Wednesdays
Place Kyoto International Manga Museum, 2 floor, Gallery 4
Fee Free
* However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.
*Citizens of the Kyoto city get a 20% discount during this period after providing proof of address.

Exhibition content

  • Comics and other artefacts, including text panels illustrating the development of manga and manga style in North America.
  • About 90 works by three exhibiting artists (41 color panels, and about 50 black and white manga pages, with Japanese summaries)
  • Other materials relevant to the three exhibiting artists.

宮沢武史 「Bull's Eye」
©
Marvel and Takeshi Miyazawa

スヴェトラーナ・シマコヴァ「DRAMACON」
© TOKYOPOP Inc. and Svetlana Chmakova

フェリーペ・スミス 「PEEPO CHOO」
© Felipe Smith

Related event

North American manga artists + Morning editor in chief + Translator - Japanese manga, North American manga

We have invited exhibiting artists Takeshi Miyazawa and Felipe Smith, both currently residing in Japan, and editor in chief of the manga magazine Morning, Eijiro Shimada, who established the Morning International Newcomer Manga Awards. Together they will participate in a debate where professionals both on the artistic side and production side will discuss the publishing of works drawn in manga style in North America and Japan.

Date and Time January 14 , 2012
2pm-4pm
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum,
3 floor, Research room 1
Guests Takeshi Miyazawa (manga artist)
Felipe Smith (manga artist)
Eijiro Shimada (editor in chief of Morning)
Yukari Shiina (translator, coordinator)
Fee Free
* However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.
Capacity 50 seats (on a first come basis)
Participation Prior registration is not required

Takeshi Miyazawa

Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1978. Takeshi Miyazawa is a second generation Japanese immigrant, and he grew up reading Japanese manga. When he was at an art school in 1998, Miyazawa published a short story in a comic anthology titled Love in Tights, from an indie publisher SLG. In 2000, he started his career as a professional comic artist with Sidekicks (with writer J.Torres), based on his debut work and published by Fanboy-Entertainment, a comic publisher one of his friends, C.B. Cebulski, launched. In 2004, Cebulski moved to Marvel Comics to be an editor and Miyazawa also started working with them. His first work with Marvel, depicting the high school life of Spiderman's girlfriend Mary Jane, became a fan favorite and made Miyazawa a popular artist. He moved to Japan in 2007. He drew Lost Planet in 2010, a spin-off comic from a video game produced by Dengeki Games (ASCII MEDIA WORKS) while he continues to work with the comics and game industry in the US.


© Felipe Smith

Felipe Smith

Felipe Smith was born in Akron, Ohio, USA, in 1978 to a Jamaican father and Argentine mother. At the age of 5 he moved with his family to Buenos Aires, Argentina where he was raised. After graduating from high school, Felipe moved back to the U.S. and studied at renowned Fine Arts School, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the year 2000. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he encountered Japanese bookstores for the first time, and found great inspiration in manga. After working many non-art related part-time jobs, Felipe taught himself Japanese working at a West LA Japanese karaoke bar. In 2004 he won second place in American manga publisher TOKYOPOP's Rising Stars of Manga competition; which led to his American graphic novel series debut in 2005 with MBQ (3 volumes). In the summer of 2007, an editor at Weekly Morning Magazine (Kodansha) recognized Smith's talent; which led to his move to Tokyo and his debut in the Japanese comic book industry in 2008. His graphic novel series PEEPO CHOO ran monthly for one and a half years in Kodansha's Morning 2 Magazine. Smith currently lives in Japan.

Svetlana Chmakova

Svetlana Chmakova was born in 1979, in Russia, then-part of the Soviet Union. At the age of 16, she moved to Ontario, Canada. After studying animation in college, she started publishing her comics online on her own website and on other subscription websites. There a Cosmogirl editor read her works. Chmakova had a series titled "Adventure of CG!" in Cosmogirl and published her first book, Dramacon, with TOKYOPOP (3 volumes in total) in 2005. Dramacon is highly acclaimed and was nominated for an Eisner Award (an Oscar in the comics industry). Since 2009, she has worked for the manga magazine Yen PLUS from publisher Yen Press, and drew her original series Nightschool, and Witch and Wizard (based on a novel by famed novelist James Patterson). Chmakova currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

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