Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Newcastle Film and Comic Con!

Sponsored by Promarker, Inko's Live drawing is held at Newcastle Arts Centre on Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Nov!
it's £7 per ticket or free for purchasing Promarker products at Details Art Store booth at Newcastle Film & Comic Con!
Get loads of drawing tips by watching the artist drawing! :D


Thursday, 22 October 2015

MCM London Comicon!

This weekend! Inko and my fellow manga artist Chie Kutsuwada will share a table at MCM London Comic Con!
This is a great opportunity to get a new illustration book "Uniform Girls 1" for £5.
We are at table CC7 in Comic Village!
postcards, manga portraits, commissions are also available!
From £8 for 1 character.
Halloween commissions welcome! 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Lake Comic Art Festival!

I'm joining in The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal
on Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October!
The friendly and fun event is coming back this year with a new theme - 'girl's comics'!

I'm looking forward to see you at Manga cafe!
With a new illustration book "Uniform Girls 1" (A6 pocket size, full colour 20 pages - only £5!).

Uniform Girls1 from Inko on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Japanese Yokai Monsters talk in Brighton!

Got an undeniable interests on Japanese folklore monsters and mascot characters?
Then please join in Pecha Kucha Brighton on 3rd September for Inko's quick presentation of Yokai & Anthropomorphism!

Monday, 20 July 2015

Pretty head dress How To video

A very cute deer horn craft video by ThiKoee Créations.
Enjoy my Chibi drawings too!


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Hyper Japan 10 -12 July @ The 02 London!

Look forward to this weekend for Hyper Japan at The 02!

Monday, 29 June 2015

JAPAN EXPO 2015 in Paris!

Woohoo! Me and Chie Kutsuwada are joining Japan Expo Paris this year again!
This is a great chance to get manga portraits, new postcards, and more comics!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Gay and Yuri themed Japanese comics

Thank you for everyone who invited me to join a talk and visitors to hear the Panel discussion: Yaoi and Japanese style art in LGBT themed comics.

Just wanted to introduce images I showed and artists I mentioned in the talk. So anyone who missed the names, here they are!

The B&W hairy man image is one of the typical cover images by the most famous Japanese gay manga artist, Gengoroh Tagame. (http://www.tagame.org/ ) He started in his career from 1982 frequently on gay pornographic magazines. Which clearly divided from Yaoi manga world (Yaoi : male-male love themed works created by female artists consumed by mainly female fans).

The colour image is the cover of a Yuri manga magazine 'Yurihime (lily princess)'. http://www.ichijinsha.co.jp/yurihime/

Yuri is the term to address girl-girl love relationship themed works including manga. Now growing culture but it still has a 1/10 scale of its market compare with Yaoi's.
The term 'Yuri (lilies)' named as the pair nick name of 'Bara (roses)' which for homosexual contents by the editor of gay magazine "Barazoku (Rose tribes)"

Yurihime wiki tells 73% of its readers are female (not necessarily having their real sexuality is homosexual or bisexual). But another Yuri manga magazine from the same publisher Yurihime S which has more graphic contents attracts more male readers (62% male readers).
The good example of Yuri manga is 'Yuruyuri' (http://www.ichijinsha.co.jp/special/yuruyuri/) by Namori.

There are more diverse of genre such as Otokonoko (cross dressing) or Futanari (hermaphroditism) if you dare to explore more. wink emoticon
The last B&W image is a page from my first Yaoi comic "Ascending". A very short story of a prince and his flute teacher and its available at conventions from my table.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Friday 1st May 2015 - A comic artists talk in Brighton!

It would be rare opportunity to hear comic & manga artists talking about behind the scenes...

Chie Kutsuwada, Inko Ai Takita Warren Pleece Francesca Cassavetti Karrie Fransman Nye Wright and more are taking part in GRAPHIC BRIGHTON 2: DRAWING IN THE MARGINS this Friday evening and all day Saturday:

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A new illustration

A new illustration for El Dragón de Hipatia!
Enjoyed drawing the girl, the dragon, and... the bird!! :D