Aspiring young Manga creators! Learn to write and illustrate your own manga with a professional Manga artist from The Kyoto International Manga Museum. RESOBOX is the very first company to join hands with Japan’s first Manga organization to spread their knowledge all across the globe. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to work and learn from a professional Manga artist!
Participants will not need any special talents or drawing skills to create a good manga. With just some tips and techniques, they will be able to learn the basics at our workshop.
In this class, we will focus on all Manga techniques, such as symbols, visual expressions, and character facial expressions, so that participants can immediately make a professional piece. The classes consist of short manga creation courses with 4 sessions for 4 weeks (a session per week). To learn more about each session, please see the information below.
- Black marker (Thin felt-tip pen)
- Pencil (B/2B is preferred)
- Colored pencils (only for session 4. A set of over 16 colors is preferred.)
- Worksheets (please print out worksheets for each session which will be sent to participants before the class starts)
*Work sheet(s) will be provided to all participants.
*Each participant’s work(s) will be uploaded to an online gallery.
The suitable age group for this class is 8-17.
About the Instructor and Organization
Yoo Sookyung is a researcher at The Kyoto International Manga Museum, a lecturer in the faculty of manga of Kyoto Seika University (KSU), a freelance manga artist, and manga translator. She was born in South Korea and studied manga and manhwa (Korean Manga) in The Korea Animation High School and then at KSU (2004-2014), where she received her PhD in Arts (manga).
She has been researching manga expressions in terms of practical techniques as well as theory.
The Kyoto International Manga Museum
The Kyoto International Manga Museum was founded in 2006, as a joint project of Kyoto City and Kyoto Seika University, which is famous for having Japan’s first faculty of manga. The main purposes of the museum are to collect, preserve, and exhibit manga materials, and conduct research into manga culture.