Urasawa Naoki Live Drawing Performance


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Watch internationally acclaimed manga artist Urasawa Naoki make the finishing touches to Japan House London’s upcoming exhibition ‘This is MANGA – the Art of URASAWA NAOKI’ during a special large-scale live drawing performance on one of our tokonoma glass booths.

Immersing visitors in the iconic Japanese art form, the exhibition ‘This is MANGA - the Art of URASAWA NAOKI’ opens in the Japan House Gallery on 5 June until 28 July 2019.

About Urasawa Naoki

Born in Tokyo in 1960, Urasawa Naoki made his debut with ‘BETA!!’ in 1983, and has authored many works since, including ‘YAWARA!’, ‘MONSTER’, ‘20th Century Boys’ and ‘BILLY BAT’ (story co-creator: Nagasaki Takashi) among others. After garnering renewed popularity more recently with ‘MUJIRUSHI’ (‘The Sign of Dreams’) (with the cooperation of Fujio Productions), a collaborative project with the Louvre Museum, Urasawa is currently writing a new series, ‘ASADORA!’ in Big Comic Spirits, a weekly Japanese manga magazine published by Shogakukan. His work is now published in more than 20 countries, with Japanese circulation alone recorded at a total of 127 million copies. Domestically, he has received the Shogakukan Manga Award three times and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, as well as numerous awards abroad including the Angouleme International Cartoon Festival Intergenerational Award and multiple Eisner Awards for Best U.S. Edition of International Material – Asia category.


Image Credits:
@ Urasawa Naoki ©Urasawa Naoki / Studio Nuts, @ 'Pineapple ARMY' Kudo Kazuya, 'PLUTO' Nagasaki Takashi, Tezuka Productions, 'MASTER KEATON' Katsushika Hokusei, Nagasaki Takashi , 'MASTER KEATON ReMASTER' Nagasaki Takashi, 'BILLY BAT' Nagasaki Takashi © Urasawa Naoki / Studio Nuts

'Pineapple ARMY','PLUTO','MASTER KEATON' and 'MASTER KEATON ReMASTER' were originally published by SHOGAKUKAN, 'BILLY BAT' was originally published by KODANSHA