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David Lovegrove: Manga Magic

Session Info:

Japanese pop culture is a constantly growing cultural phenomenon in Australia involving manga (comics), anime (animation) and Cosplay (creating and wearing costumes based on pop culture icons.

My manga workshop participants learn to write and draw up manga stories and design cool characters to act in their stories.

Australian schools and libraries strongly support the reading and creating of manga and often have enthusiastic clubs meeting regularly.

In my visits I aim to inspire young artists to aim high and I show them simple effective professional principles to improve their own work.

I share my own manga work and the wide range of applications for manga work including games, online publications, advertising and of course printed books.

Topics Covered:

  • Finding your big story idea
  • Simple tricks for creating great art
  • Amazing mind tricks for inventing original characters, objects and scenes
  • The incredible power of thoughtfully copying your favourite manga artists.
  • How to publish your own work and get noticed.


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