Organized by The Graduate School of Manga Studies, and The International Manga Research Center, Kyoto Seika University
manga artist AKRU introducing her work
Kyoto International Manga Museum/Kyoto Seika University Department of Manga Research/IMRC have invited Taiwanese manga artist AKRU to hold a lecture. The work of AKRU, who debuted as a professional artist in 2008, has received high accolades: "Against the detailed historical background full of the romance of Taiwanese society of that era, the creator builds a magical fantasy in what is effectively a picture scroll featuring a [...] superb drawing ability and composition" (p. 126 of the catalogue of the 2011 Media Arts Awards catalogue, Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs). Unfortunately, this book has not been translated into Japanese yet (and neither into English). Following the artist talk with AKRU at the 5th International Scholarly Conference held by the imrc in Bandung, June 2013, this lecture aims at further introducing AKRU's work (her doujinshi activities included), and thereby stimulating critical exchange on broader issues like "Global Manga" (that is, manga-style graphic narratives by non-Japanese creators) as well as "Women's Manga and Historical Memory." The lecture will be conducted in the form of an interview, with Mika Ikeda, of Kyoto Seika University' Graduate School of Manga Studies, as interviewer.
*Conference languages: Chinese and English (occasional Japanese interpreting)
|Date and Time|| June 1, 2013
15:15pm - 17:45pm
|Venue||Kyoto International Manga Museum 3F research room 1|
* However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.
|Guest speakers||AKRU (Manga artist / Taipei)
Mika Ikeda (Graduate School of Manga Studies, Kyoto Seika University)
Chair: Jaqueline Berndt (KSU)
|Participate||No prior registration required.|
Organization: Kyoto International Manga Museum / Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center (IMRC) / The Graduate School of Manga Studies
*Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.