Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Season's Greetings

Next year is the year of sheep, hope 2015 would be a great one for everyone!

Victoria from Go! Go! Metro! hugging a sheep and wishing you!

Monday, 22 December 2014

23rd Dec Christmas Brighton Open Market

Inko will be at Brighton Open Market tomorrow on Tuesday from 10am - 4pm having a table for a Manga portraits!

This is the last chance to get Manga portraits for a Christmas gift. Market special price £3 for 1 person portrait in A5 (5.8 x 8.3 in)!

My table is just by the Ditchling Road entrance.

See you there!

Monday, 1 December 2014

A stocking filler idea...

How about a teeny picture book for kids?

"Rachel Moves To Brighton" 30 pages available now at £3.50 with 53p posting fee:

Thursday, 27 November 2014

George Harrison - What Is Life

Carlos Boellinger, and a whole team, brilliant to know that it's on 3rd place and on the George Harrison's official page!
I showed the video to my mum and she was touched by it.
Feel such an honour to join in drawing the last family scene.

Carlos Boellinger監督と沢山のアーティストが参加したビデオが公式コンペの第3位に選ばれ、ジョージ・ハリソンの公式ページに貼られております。

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Thought Bubble in Leeds this weekend!

Inko & Chie Kutsuwada will be at Thought Bubble Comic Festival in Leeds!
We'll be located at a table 3 in T B Teepee, please visit us for new postcard series (Inko's Uniform girls), prints, comics, and manga portraits! :D

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Halloween manga workshops at Guildhall Museum in Kent!

Are you between 7 - 16 year old? Living in or near Kent?
Then please join fun fun fun fun & spooky Manga workshop with Inko at The Guildhall Museum on 31 October!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Halloween commission!

*Halloween time only* Inko will draw you in Yokai monster!
Do you want be in one of Japanese Yokai monster? Inko will draw your portrait as Yokai from 28 -31 Oct, UK shipping only.
All inked with one colour in A4 size paper, £10 + £2 shipping.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

London Comic Con on 24 -26 Oct!

Joining MCM London Comic Con on 24 - 26 October. Inko will join table "Umisen-Yamasen" with Chie Kutsuwada.

The table number is CK7 at Comic Village.

You can get postcards, manga books, picture books, and actual drawings from Inko! :D

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Inko's manga portrait stall @ Open Market in Brighton

In Brighton this weekend with kids? Then come to Open Market Brighton for getting Manga drawings / portraits!

Inko will be at Loved Once Loved Again stall by the Ditchling Road entrance from 12pm onwards.
£5 for one A5 drawing.

Friday, 10 October 2014

INKO's online shop

Finally you can purchase some of Inko's art through online shop!
Digital contents are free of shipping charge and you can order and pay through PayPal. :D

Items will be added more in future, so please visit at!

Thank you!! :D

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

October, INKtober

uploading ink drawings of Go! Go! Metro! characters one at a day (almost!) in October, starting with Baker Street!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Loncon 3 this weekend!

(っ´ω`)っI'm joining LonCon 3 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) at the ExCeL London exhibition centre
this Saturday!! 

Fresh Perspectives: Comic Books for Young People
London Suite 3 (Level 0), 12pm - 1:30pm

How to Draw Manga: A Workshop for Young People
London Suite 3 (Level 0), 1:30pm - 3pm

The discussion & the workshop really focused on young people. Enjoy the fresh elements which might inspire you!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hyper Japan 25 -27 July 2014

I'm joining Hyper Japan at Earl's Court in London this weekend.
Find me for getting portraits or postcards, and manga comics!!

For event info:

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Japan Expo Paris - 2nd July - 6th July

In next week, "D.K./UMISEN-YAMASEN (me, Chie Kutsuwada, Artist DeadlyKawaii )will be joining Japan Expo in Paris! Our table is DN93 in Hall 6. Please visit us to check out new postcards, and get manga portraits!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Do you want to taste a bit of Japanese horror manga?

A genealogy of Japanese horror manga - 200 years ago Japanese people loved having a gathering of telling 100 scary tales especially in hot summer night in order to get a little chill.

But Sekien Toriyama published a Yokai catalogue which gave many scary folklores clear visual images. Collectionism is really a part of our culture(gotta catch'em all!!)

1960- Shigeru MIzuki (yokai stories) - '70&'80 - Kazuo Umezu (Sci-Fi/ monsters) - Hideshi Hino (lyrical spratter), '90~ Junji Ito (dark surrealism).
2000- There are more mangas of adaptation of urban legends. Such as Ryoko Yamagishi's "Yurei Dan (Ghost Tales)"Minetaro Mochizuki's "Zashiki Onna(Zashiki Woman)", and Masaaki Nakayama's "Fuan no Tane (Pet Peeve)".

Those skillfully drawn and told horror manga are so eerie that you might don't want to keep the copy in your home...

By the way, m absolute favorite horror manga is "Tomie" by Junji Ito. Tomie is a name of a girl who most men fell in love instantly in first site. But then for no reason they develop an urge to cut her apart, but all parts of her body grow into another Tomie... o






Monday, 16 June 2014

Love unlimited

I gave a manga workshop at Phoenix Gallery last Friday titled 'Love Unlimited".
Having Chie Kutsuwada as a guest artist to talk about love romance manga including Yaoi with its brief history, recent trend, and broad genre treating some kind of "Love": Love manga for boys, for girls, Yaoi, Yuri, Otoko no ko, and so on with actual samples.

We also discussed with participants about escapism and gender issues on the market.

Why Yaoi market is ever so growing now?
Is it differ from Gay comic?
What group of people are attracted by Yuri manga?

There are countless subjects we could have explore more.

Finally we did an activity to try expressing a relationship by drawing 2 characters together.
Intense love? Or rivals? Tsundere? Bromance? Giving it try to explain what kind of relationship the characters have as much as possible by the drawing.

The way of expression of different kind of love are indeed unlimited. I hope the introductions and the practice would inspire all creators.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

4 more seats left for Extreme Manga course in Brighton!

Hello, people!
There is an unmissable manga course at Phoenix Gallery in Brighton.

Extreme Manga is a special course for people want to know & try creating manga. Which you would gain basic knowledge + knowledge which never been taught at other schools.
The course is £45 and starts on Friday 6th June from 7 - 9pm ( with 15 min break ), then 3 following Fridays:
1st Friday (6th June) Manga unmasked
An introduction of it's culture. "How much do you know about manga?"
You will practice a basic manga character drawings. It's not as simple as a stick man or Simpsons type, but not as realistic as observation drawings.
Please bring any questions / any specific pens or tools you want to practice with / artworks you want to show.

2nd Friday (13th June) - Friday the 13th the horror, the underground manga
Manga is only for kids & teenagers? No, take this course - you'll find out why.
You'll experience see some extreme examples to go beyond.
if you know a lot about British underground and zine culture, it would be a good comparison.

3rd Friday (20th June) - Love unlimited
In particularly manga, there are countless genre of depicting love - Yaoi, Yuri, furry, Otokonoko, and more.
But how you express different kind of love?
Yaoi manga artist, Chie Kutsuwada also join us to enrich the activity.

Final Friday (27th June) - Happily ever after?
Create 1 page manga with a guidance of Inko.
In either a short story or a art of a bigger scale story, but let's sum up one episode.
This is a good opportunity to use skills you gained through the previous classes and get practical advices from Inko.

I'll giving away info of career advise, further readings, competitions & conventions to join...

So if you're up for it, please book soon. :D

Friday, 30 May 2014

Manga portraits, anyone?

Any of you missed the last MCM London Comic Con, you can still have a chance to get a manga portrait or a commission by Inko. :)

 £8 + £2posting fee (in UK) for A4 portrait for 1 person.
2 people - £12 + £2
3 people - £16 + £2
4 people - £20 + £2

Please send pictures of model's which face features are clearly captured.
Payments can be made by PayPal (to the account: or bank transfer, and posting a cheque.

all enquiry :

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises fan art - Boy Jiro & grown-up Jiro together.

I went to see "The Wind Rises" 5th time today, this time, dubbed. Naoko's voice was dubbed by Emily Blunt, who brilliantly depicted that she's getting weaker & weaker as days go.
Which made my heart sore.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

After MCM London Expo...

Photos of our table looking from above. You can see Chie Kutsuwada busy drawing.
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Thank you very much to everyone who visited our table and comic friends I saw at MCM London Comic Con last weekend! I enjoyed so much and the scale of the Con is getting bigger & bigger every time!!

I'm overwhelmed by all fans of manga!

Now I'm getting ready for my manga course at Phoenix Gallery, Brighton in June.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

MCM London Comic Con this weekend.
I'm sharing a table CP9 with Chie Kutsuwada.

Get your own manga portraits (booking recommended) , postcards, manga books:

"Ketsueki" "Rachel Moves To Brighton" and "Ascending" and more!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Extreme manga course in June!

4 Fridays in June, we will have an extra-ordinary manga course, where you can learn things which you never can from schools...

Extreme Manga Art at Phoenix Gallery in Brighton

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Artist Open Houses in May

(⑅∫°ਊ°)∫ My name is not mentioned on this page, but I'm joining Artist Open Houses in Brighton & Hove in May.
I'll be there doing manga portraits for £5 (special price!) each on 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th May.
Various great artists will be displaying art including performance art!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Having Easter & Modstock celebration at the same time!

I'll pop in on 20th Sun on Modstock event, and 21st Mon at Dorset for Les Cappuccino!

Friday, 18 April 2014

A whole proccess of creation of an image for Without Reason

 Steps of creating an illustration for Carlos Boellinger's SciFi film challenge "Without Reason" from the start to the end.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

'Graphic Story Telling' talk in Brighton

Tickets are sold out... which is good, but sorry!

I'm joining one of the panels on 'Graphic Story Telling: New Ways of Seeing' at Towards A Twenty-First Century Literature Conference in Brighton from 3pm on this Thursday.

Talking about manga adaptation of a different point of view on folklore, legends, historical events, and fairy tales with showing some examples of my works.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Go! Go! Metro! a short promotion video!