Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Go! Go! Metro! web comic promotion

Recently I started more of Go! Go! Metro! webcomic promotions, at the same time growing more numbers of characters. Pant pant...

The first of all, kicked off with King's Cross St. Pancras with their station building together!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Go! Go! Metro! Mini comics

The first issue "Kings X St Pancras", and the second issue "Charing X & Embankment" are available at Umisen-Ymasen (Inko & Chie Kutsuwada) table CD12 at Comic Village in MCM London Expo this weekend!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

MCM London Expo & Manga workshop!

The days of MCM London Expo is getting closer on Friday 25 - Sunday 27th October.
I'm again, sharing a table CD12 with my fellow manga artist Chie Kutsuwada, and delivering manga workshops at Letraset stand this weekend.

Please come along for getting Manga portraits, or manga books, or joining workshops!
See you there!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal

I'm off to The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal tomorrow!
I'll give a quick talk about Yokai, manga workshop, and will be signing, too in this weekend! ;)


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

October events

Inko's schedule for October:

19th & 20th - Lake District Comic Festival
Manga workshop by Inko & ou can get Ketsueki signed!

25th - 27th - MCM London Expo
Manga workshop at Letraset stand & you can get a manga portrait & books from our stand.

Please come and enjoy the events!
See you there!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

A fan art of Pacific Rim

I really enjoyed the movie Pacific Rim.
If you're still wondering to watch, do watch! It's great!
The kaiju vs mobile suits battle scene is epic.

The image is my fan art of Mako Mori from Pacific Rim. ;)

Monday, 5 August 2013

"101 top tips from professional manga artists" is out! :D

This is one of the pages I contributed to “101 top tips from professional manga artists" book. Here, you can see methods and actual creation processes of a page from “Ketsueki". :)

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Hyper Japaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!

I'll be joining Hyper Japan at Earl's Court in London from this Fri 26th - Sun 28th July!
There are Manga workshops on Sat & Sun, so please visit them as well as my stall - sharing with Chie Kutsuwada.

There are original manga comics, postcards, drawings, portraits available at our table.
You can purchase Ketsueki the female sword fighter comic, and Ascending the original Yaoi comic.

There also Japanese food, sweets, drinks, J-POP shows, and more!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Japan Expo fever has finally finished!

I'm back from Paris last week safe and sound.
Now getting back to work for an animation, web comic, CD cover, and my cousin's wedding drawing.

Also at the end of this month, I'm joining Hyper Japan in London!!
If you have a time, please visit, it will be fun!

The image is my small fun art of Raphael's two angel painting, using Go!Go!Metro! webcomic characters - Piccadilly Circus and Angel.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

How to look 35 years-old

Last night, the following is one of the topic came up during me & David Balndy's manga workshop.
"How to draw 35 year-old character?"

One of the pupils Dominic told us that the colour contrast of the face would be one of the key elements of aging look: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0057985

What I think was there should be 3 more elements (see the image for an example) :

1 - Rounder the cheek lines younger she looks
2 - Smaller nose, mouth & shoulders, but bigger eyes & ears for a baby-face effect
3 - Bonier the face older she looks

35 years-old is a tricky age to visualise well, the character should'nt look too young like teenager, but not too old!
I normally combine above method to control the look of character's age.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Tonight at Brighton...

From 6pm onwards, Inko & David Blandy will serve you a Manga workshop at Phoenix Gallery in Brighton!
I will give away too many tips on Manga creations in this workshop.
Of cause this is also a good introduction & experience for Manga beginners! Booking available online.

It's £10 for 3 hours workshop - at White room in Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.

If you have questions on using specific materials (paints, thick markers, fine black markers, digital tools, etc...) this is a chance to know how you apply those onto your comic creations.

Or if you would like to try a certain style of drawing manga characters - such as Chibi, Samurai actions period drama, Yaoi, Yuri, personifications, etc.., now is the chance!


Sunday, 19 May 2013

24th-26th May MCM London Expo!

I've just come back from Japan!
It's been a great 3 weeks to not only spent time with my family and friends, but visiting interesting places. Such as a gigantic factory area in a night, watching new movies, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu costume exhibition, Nonsense souvenir exhibition, a music event, military shops, manga shops, and more!!!

As I'm back in England and the first event I'm joining is MCM London Expo!
Again, this time I'm sharing a table G6 at Comic Village with my fellow artist, Chie Kutsuwada, as Umisen-Yamasen. :D

Please visit us for a new postcards, manga portraits, and some original drawings!
The image is Covent Garden & Leicester Square from Go Go Metro!

Monday, 22 April 2013

I'm off to Japan!

I'm doing a work till the last minute going bed, and tomorrow mourning, I'm going to Japan for 3 weeks!
I'll back to England on 18th Asia Comica festival in London for a workshop!
Till then, have a lovely Spring, everybody!


Friday, 19 April 2013

COMICA festival @ CSM

Tomorrow on Saturday at CSM, I'm joining in COMICA festival, sharing a table 42 with Chie Kutsuwada
Also I'll do live drawing from 5:30 - 6pm with my favorite music (Les Cappuccino, and more!) 

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Chie Kutsuwada & me will talk about our works, our careers on Friday at Comica event held at Central Saint Martins college of art & Design, near King's Cross, London. Tickets are available online. Also selling our books joining a live drawing on Saturday! :D

Monday, 15 April 2013

Update news of a comic strip for Go!Go!Metro!.
See how tube stations are celebrating 150th year of London network!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Friday, 12 April 2013

fan art of Soni - from Le Mime weekly webcomic by Zarina Liew's Cobaltcafe.
Oh Soni, too cute without her glasses...!!!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Today's work (part)
A giggly girl!(*´∀`*)

Monday, 8 April 2013

This Spring's resolution!
I'll try posting works I've done on a day as much as possible!

I'll be Japan between 23 April - 16 May! Yay!
Buy loads of Manga there...

This year, I'm scheduling to join:

MCM London Expo,
Japan Expo Paris,
Brighton Japanese Festival

I bought a nice Danish army bag for ready to travel around!
Come, real Spring, come!!