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This workshop starts with learning about what manga is, plus the basics of how to draw manga-style figures.

We will also explore how to design your own characters based on classics, such as Alice in Wonderland illustrated by John Vernon Lord and available to view in the museum.

Chie is a UK-based Japanese manga creator and illustrator. After graduating from Royal College of Art, London, she’s been creating many works, which are often very delicate and romantic in style. She creates stories as well as illustration such as her first manga King of a Miniature Garden (2007 collected in The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 2, Constable & Robinson) and Moonlight (2008 collected in The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 3), which was shortlisted in Manga Jiman competition organized by UK Japan Embassy.

She also has been working on some well-known titles such as Shakespeare’s As You Like It (Self Made Hero, London) and Musashi Miyamoto’s The Book of Five Rings (Shambhala, Boston & London). She ran a series of illustrated columns called Mondo Manga for Mainichi Weekly (published by The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd) about life and culture in the UK. And, she also provided many illustrations for art books such as Extreme Stickering Manga, Artful Etching: Manga, Artful Etching: Kawaii (Thunder Bay Press, USA.) Her latest publications are 10 Step Drawing Manga (Search Press, UK) and Tsunami Girl written by Julian Sedgwick (Guppy Books, UK).


Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex, BN6 8SP

01273 844744


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