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Learn how to draw – manga style!

Becky Grace

15 Jul 2023

Learn the art of manga with Chie Kutsuwada

Professional manga artist and illustrator of the outstanding Tsunami Girl, Chie Kutsuwada will deliver a beginners' manga workshop at Maidstone LitFest.

Over a 90 minute session, Chie will walk you through a history of manga, exploring the unique nature of the popular Japanese art form. Workshop participants will then have the chance to try manga art for themselves.

Chie has appeared at events such as the London MCM Expo and the annual Y/Con in Paris, France, and regularly runs workshops at libraries, museums and schools around the UK.

Having led workshops at events organised by the UK Japan Society, and tutoring at the Art Academy, London, Chie is no stranger to teaching the basics of the manga style.


Chie Kutsuwada is a Japanese manga artist based in Brighton. A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, she is the creator of King of a Miniature Garden and Moonlight. She also provided the illustrations for The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Miyamoto and Warrior Kids, a children’s book by Mark Robson. Chie’s books are widely available in English and have been translated into several other languages. Aside from her comics work, she regularly leads manga workshops at institutions across the country, including the British Library, the British Museum and various schools.

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