We are on table A-03 this year. you Can't win them all !
We have been nominated for the category of 2014 BBA New Market Entrant. Click
the photo to get further details of this award and the other awards that BCCJ give out every year to businesses, and people, with U.K ties.
Thank you BCCJ for your support !
After a somewhat lengthy email exchange with the copyright holders of AKIRA
we are going ahead with our planned Bartkira Tokyo exhibition!
Our exhibition will be part of a much wider manga,art,and subculture celebration taking place in ASAGAYA from March 7th-29th.
The exhibition will run from March 7th-21st at Gallery Hakusan.
It will include original art, opening discussion panel talk night, artist interviews, and a video installation. Oh and a D.J Sound clash night with all the usual suspects.
More details to follow....
Over on the British Comic Awards website they have released 2014 shortlist.
The full (short)list is below. Scroll down to check out the covers and this years judges.
The winners will be announced at the British Comic Awards ceremony on Saturday 15th November as part of the Thought Bubble Comic Festival.
The Absence by Martin Stiff (Titan Books)
Celeste by I.N.J. Culbard (Self Made Hero)
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg (Jonathan Cape)
Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green (Jonathan Cape)
Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot (Jonathan Cape)
Dangeritis: A Fistful of Danger by Robert M Ball and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Great Beast)
In The Frame by Tom Humberstone (newstatesman.com)
Raygun Roads by Owen Michael Johnson, Indio!, Mike Stock and Andy Bloor (Self published)
Tall Tales & Outrageous Adventures #1: The Snow Queen & Other Stories by Isabel Greenberg (Great Beast)
The Wicked + The Divine #1 by Kieron Gillen, Jaime McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
Alison Sampson (Genesis, Shadows (In The Dark) – artist)
Briony May Smith (Tam Lin, The Courting of Fair Spring and Red-Nosed Frost, The Mermaid)
Rachael Smith (House Party, One Good Thing, Flimsy, Vicky Park (Leicester Mercury), The Amazing Seymore (Moose Kid Comics))
Becca Tobin (Eye Contact, Peppermint Butler’s Peppermint Bark (Adventure Time #30), numerous short comics)
Corban Wilkin (Dreams of a Low Carbon Future – artist, Breaker’s End, If Not Now Then When (Offlife #6))
Young People’s Awards
Bad Machinery Vol 2: The Case of The Good Boy by John Allison (Oni Press)
BOO! by Paul Harrison-Davies, Andrew Waugh; Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Jonathan Edwards, James Howard, Gary Northfield and Jamie Smart (Self published)
Corpse Talk: Season 1 by Adam Murphy (David Fickling Books)
Hilda and the Black Hound by Luke Pearson (Flying Eye Books)
The Beginner’s Guide to Being Outside by Gill Hatcher (Avery Hill Publishing)
Hall of Fame: Posy Simmonds
Masterplasty has been nominated for a best translation award over at Gaiman.
You can vote for us at three locations-
1) Kyoto International Manga Museum
2) The Library of Manga and Sub Cultures at Meiji University in Tokyo
3) Kita Kyushu Manga Museum
Go vote for us now people, NOW!!!
We tweeted about this meeting last week but I wanted to share some more photographs
on the blog.
Frederic is doing great things here in Japan. As Chairman of Kaigai Manga Fest and owner of Euromanga. He works tirelessly to improve cross culture understanding of Japanese and western comics and graphic novels and the cultures that surround them.
Minori conducted the interview at the Liquid Room, Shibuya. Expect the English/Japanese interview she did later in the month.
If you are an manga artist/cartoonist then please consider signing up for a table in the artist alley, we'll be there and it's cool to meet new people..
KAIGAI International Manga Festival 3rd edition, November 23rd, 2014.
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