Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A panel discuttion "Comics & Conflicts"

Hello everyone! There is a fascinating event called "Comics & Conflicts" on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th August at Imperial War Museum.
At 11:30am on 20th, Inko will join a panel discussion with Paul Gravett as a chair, along side with David Blandy, talk about David's work "Child of the Atom" which Inko took a part of creating an animation scene. The screening starts from 4pm.

There is also a panel of "War: The human cost" the comic anthology artists. The book includes Inko's 8 page comic "Search & Avoid".

Please come along if you're interested! ;D

Thursday, July 21, 2011

HYPER JAPAN on Fri 22nd- Sun 24th July!!

It's cold and wet... wet and cold... anyway, there is still something to look forward to.
HYPER JAPAN is in this weekend!
I'm joining with my felloe manga artist Chie Kutsuwada as Umisen-Yamasen this year again.
I look forward to see you all at there!

Do not miss our short but fun manga workshops at downstairs show space:
Fri 11:40 - 12:10
Sat 11:30 - 12:00

Inko :D

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Japan Festival in Brighton this weekend!

Hello everyone!
The weather is not so great recently in here, Brighton - one moment is hot, and another moment is cold, then wet, then stormy... I really hope this weekend would be sunny, because I'm joining in Brighton Japan Festival!!

The festival is for Japan Tsunami appeal - part of sales goes for Japanese Red Cross.

On 25th, I'll dance on stage from 11:30am (I know, I know, I'm a manga artist, not a dancer. But hey) as a group called Fume.

After that, I'll be at a table with Chie Kutsuwada.

Fingers crossed for the weather, and see you in Brigton!! (・ω・)ノ

Inko x

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thursday 3rc March - World Book Day 2011

Happy World Book Day 2011!
Inko will be doing Manga portrait at Jubilee Children’s Library in Brighton!
Brighton's Local Author, Morag Ramsey, will be reading from her latest book, Alex McLean – Time Traveller, and providing related activities. Signed copies will be available at a reduced price and World Book Day Book Tokens will be accepted. Have a lovely manga portrait for only £5 as well!

Jubilee Children’s Library, 4 – 6pm on Thursday 3rd March.

Jubilee Street


Automated renewals (24 hour) 0303 123 0035
Main number and renewals 01273 290800
Email libraries@brighton-hove.gov.uk


Friday, February 11, 2011

Manga workshop in Croydon!

Hello everyone, Inko and Chie will have manga workshops at libraries in Croydon!

Manga workshops for ages 10 - 17

Saturday 19th February 2.30 - 4.30pm
Purley Library, Banstead Road, CR8 3YH
with Chie Kutsuwada

Saturday 26th February 2.30 - 4.30pm
Coulsdon Library, Brighton Road, CR5 2NH
with Inko

We have different style on our manga creations, so there should be varieties of method you can learn! I hope everyone would enjoy for workshops!
Reserve your free tickets at Purley library 020 8726 6900 or purley@croydon.gov.uk



Young artists with an interest in a popular Japanese comic-book art form are in for a treat as three Croydon libraries stage manga workshops during February.

Aimed at artists aged from 10 to 17, the workshops will show how to capture the secrets of drawing the distinctive manga-style characters and then offer the chance to win prizes in a competition to find the best artwork and stories by the youngsters.

Revered manga artists Ai Takita-Lucas – known as Inko – and Chie Kutsuwada will conduct the workshops at Purley and Coulsdon, and talk about an art form that dates from the 19th century, but which has risen to international prominence since World War II.

The workshops will take place at:

  • Purley Library, Banstead Road, on Saturday, 19 February, from 2.30 to 4.30pm, conducted by Chie Kutsuwada;

  • Norbury Library, London Road/Beatrice Avenue, on Tuesday, 22 February, from 1 to 2pm;

  • Coulsdon Library, Brighton Road, on Saturday, 26 February, from 2.30 to 4.30pm, conducted by Ai Takita-Lucas.

Councillor Sara Bashford, cabinet member for customer services, culture and sports, said: “We are fully aware, from previous library service projects and competitions, that the young people of Croydon are a richly talented bunch.

“These workshops are going to give youngsters with an artistic flair a rare chance to meet, talk to and benefit from the experience of two of this country’s leading manga artists – I think they’ll find it incredibly rewarding.”

Admission to all the workshops is free. Places at the Purley and Coulsdon events are limited, so anybody keen to take part in what are sure to be popular workshops can reserve tickets, for either event, by sending an email to Purley Library at purley@croydon.gov.uk or by calling 020 8726 6900.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

6th Feb - London Anime Con!

Inko and Chie Kutsuwada are sharing art dealer's table at London Anime Con this weekend!
This is the first time for us to join in this event, so we don't know what to expect, but we'll sure we're going to have a fun with all visitors. (^ω^)人(^ω^)

See you there!


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Inko's exhibition - Brighton

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great new year and had gone back on track!
Yes, I'm back on my usual work and displaying my drawings & paintings from 2nd February at Cafe One Ten in Brighton for 2 months.

Please come and see if you are nearby! :D

Thank you!!