Following her fascinating talk for our September Third Thursday Lecture, Helen McCarthy, independent scholar and author, answered some questions sent in by attendees. ANSWERED LIVE Q: Did UK fan zines have any contact with fan zines in other countries, sharing their zines & maybe anime tapes? A: That’s a great question. In fact, we had contacts not only with the USA, but with France and Belgium and a little later with the Netherlands and Germany. There were many fanzine and pro-zine publishers who got in touch with us through Anime UK Magazine and through that to other fanzines, and so there was a certain amount of tape trading, definitely with […]
A discussion between Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere (Curator of The Citi exhibition Manga at British Museum, Research Director at SISJAC, University of East Anglia), Takashi Oishi (Director of Yokote Masuda Manda Museum) and Masashi Okamoto (Director of Shueisha Manga – Art Heritage) on Vimeo ニコル・クーリッジ・ルーマニエール（セインズベリー藝術研究所研究担当所長およびイースト・アングリア大学日本美術文化教授）、大石卓（横手市増田まんが美術館館長）、岡本正史（集英社マンガアートヘリテージ責任者）による座談会 SHUEISHA MANGA-ART HERITAGE Sorry, in Japanese only for the moment
On 7th September 2019, Research Director Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere gave a talk with Manga artist TAGAME Gengoro at the SPORTS X MANGA exhibition held by Panasonic Corporation in Tokyo. The exhibition was designed to empower the passion towards the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. As part of the Diversity & Inclusion event, their talk, entitled the Power of Manga explored how manga helps bring people together through the sprit, ideals and values expressed in sports manga. Tokyo 2020 games are promoting diversity and inclusivity as one of their basic values and the panel believe it is a perfect opportunity to instill these ideas with a little help from manga.
This striking modern-looking 17 metre long theatre curtain was painted on the 30 June 1880 by artist Kawanabe Kyōsai. It was painted in one 4 hour long session when the artist was drunk. The Citi exhibition Manga 23 May – 26 August 2019 Supported by Citi Logistics partner IAG Cargo
Manga Exhibition curator tour! Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere went live on the British Museum’s Facebook page on 4th July 2019 and gave an exclusive tour of the Manga Exhibition.
Curator Nicole Rousmaniere loves manga A LOT! In this short intro to the Citi exhibition Manga she speaks about what is so special about the show and shares some of her favourite manga. The Citi exhibition Manga 23 May – 26 August 2019 Supported by Citi Logistics partner IAG Cargo Music: Artist: Lee Rosevere Title: Tech Toys Album: Music For Podcasts
Thursday 23 May 2019 – Monday 26 Aug 2019 British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG The British Museum has organised an extensive programme of events surrounding the upcoming Manga exhibition. The Citi Exhibition Manga was curated by our Research Director Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, alongside our Senior Digital Humanities Officer Dr Ryoko Matsuba, and Dr Hiromi Uchida. Late Manga: colour and style Fri 5 Jul, 18.00–21.30 Celebrating Japanese manga, art, fashion and design, this event includes manga drawing workshops with award-winning manga artist Kutsuwada Chie, music performances by Ichikawa Hibiki and DJ Takaki and a sake tasting. It will also feature a manga-inspired fashion show by students from the University of the […]
Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 – Friday 29 Mar 2019 | 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT The Embassy of Japan first launched ‘Manga Jiman’, a manga-writing competition open to UK residents, with great success in 2007. The competition has grown rapidly since and is now in its twelfth year. Entrants aged fourteen or over, were required to make some reference to the theme ‘home’ within six to eight pages of original manga. View the winning entries from the 2018 competition in this exhibition. Admission Free but photo ID required to enter the Embassy. To see the event on the Embassy’s site, see here. […]
Nicole Rousmaniere follows on from her episode on Japanese manhole covers with a short discussion on some of the Manga collected by the British Museum. The Citi exhibition ‘Manga マンガ’ opens 23 May 2019. Supported by Citi Logistics partner IAG Cargo
In the lead up to the translated publication of Katsumata Susumu’s Fukushima Devil Fish: Anti-Nuclear Manga, Ryan Holmberg writes in Art in America on how Japanese artists – especially manga authors – have taken on the growing issue of atomic power in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima reactor crisis. Dr Ryan Holmberg is Academic Associate at the Sainsbury Institute and Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellow at Waseda University in Tokyo. Fukushima Devil Fish: Anti-Nuclear Manga edited and translated by Ryan will be published by Breakdown Press and due out in Spring 2016. Art in America
When Manga Was Pop Ryan Holmberg Even before the heyday of Pop art in the West, Japnaese comics fused global vernacular influences into a playful hybrid aesthetics. Dr Ryan Holmberg, Academic Associate at the Sainsbury Institute and Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellow at Waseda University in Tokyo writes how images of Popeye, Tarzan, Batman, pistol-packing cowboys, sci-fi heroes and other staples of the Western popular imagination infiltrated Japanese comics long before the official birth of the Pop art movement in Art in America. Art in America, January 2016
Sainsbury Institute and Breakdown Press’ manga line has been named as no. 1 in graphic novelist and animator Dash Shaw’s Top Ten list for Artforum International Breakdown Press review
12 May 2015 Read about the ideation of Ryan Holmberg’s Sainsbury Institute and Breakdown Press manga series. Read more