Panel Borders: Manga Jiman 2010

Panel Borders: Manga Jiman 2010

Continuing ‘cross cultural comics month’ on the show, we’re looking at the winners of last year’s Manga Jiman (Pride in Manga) competiton run by the Japanese Embassy in London to find the best new Japanese style comics made in the UK. Dickon Harris talks to the runners up – Zarina Liew and David Lander – about their entries to the competition and the crossover between British small press and manga styles in their work; while Alex Fitch talks to Yuri Kore about her winning entry “The boy who runs from the sun” and drawing comics again, having moved to Britain from the Manhwa industry in Korea.

Excerpts from Manga Jiman winning entries in 2010 by Yuri Kore, Zarina Liew and David Lander

Excerpts from Manga Jiman winning entries in 2010 by Yuri Kore, Zarina Liew and David Lander

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Links: Info about the winners on the Embassy of Japan website
Read an ebook about the winners, including extracts from the ten shortlisted comics
Winners’ websites: Yuri Kore / Zarina Liew / David Lander

Listen to Alex’s interviews with the winners of the 2007 competition
Listen to Dickon’s previous interview with David Lander about his work

Recommended events:

City of Abacus at The Book Club

Throughout May at The Book Club cafe and bar in Hoxton, London there is a month long exhibtion of the art from The City of Abacus by VV Brown and David Allain, illustrated by Emma Price and Lee O’Connor.

Opening hours: 8am-late Mon-Fri, 10am-late Sat/Sun
100 Leonard Street, London EC2 4RH
More info at

Solipsistic Pop 2 at Orbital Comics

Pencil artwork from Solipsistic Pop 2 cover

Pencil artwork from Solipsistic Pop 2 cover

Original artwork from books one and two of Solipsistic Pop will be on display in the Orbital Comics Gallery from May 14 – 28. The exhbition will last for two weeks.
Contributors: Kristyna Baczynski, Becky Barnicoat, Adam Cadwell, Stephen Collins, Joe Decie, Marc Ellerby, Sally Hancox, Anne Holiday, Tom Humberstone, Philippa Johnson, Daniel Locke, Lizz Lunney, Jack Noel, Mark Oliver, Luke Pearson, Octavia Raitt, Anna Saunders, Julia Scheele, Matthew Sheret, and Matilda Tristram.
There is a private view on the opening night where many artists will be available to talk to and sign books. Prints, comics and original artwork will be on sale from the majority of contributors, plus there will be music and refreshments.
Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

Bristol International Comics Expo

Alongside a host of brilliant international comic book creators from Chris Claremont to Jesus Saiz and Ramon Bachs, Alex Fitch will be talking on a couple of panels –
DIGITAL COMICS PANEL: 4.30PM, Saturday 22nd May @ Mercure / Holland House Hotel, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol BS1 6SQ with Kieron Gillen, Kevin Mann, Eddie Deighton and Martin ‘Biff’ Averre

EAGLE AWARDS 2010 and beyond: 11AM, Sunday 23rd May @ Ramada Hotel, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NJ with Cassandra Conroy, Barry Renshaw, Glen Carter

Tickets for the ‘mainsteam’ comics Expo at the Ramada are sold out, but there are still some left for the Small Press Expo at the Mercure Hotel on the Sunday.

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