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Manga Character Creation Workshop


Fri 14 Jul 2017, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, Cnr Queens Drive and Woburn Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Registration Types:

  • General Admission: Free
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Curious to learn how to draw manga? Come to our manga character creation workshop and learn how to create amazing visual stories with expert Nani Mahal.

In Nani’s own words “The anime movement is upon us, and I have allotted myself a role as chief disciple and cult leader!” - so be prepared.

Manga Character Creation Workshop is aimed at ages 13-18 and spaces are limited. Make sure you register to secure a spot.

This event is part of Beyond the Page, a literary festival for children and youth on from 8-23 July, find out more on our website.

Nani Mahal is an aspiring comic artist, illustrator and writer. Born in Hawaii 1986, she moved to New Zealand where she pursued her education in fine art and Japanese illustration. In 2011 she opened the doors to a small art studio, Studio Knockout, specialising in anime style for western audiences. Her works have been published through the New Zealand fantasy artist collection White Cloud Worlds, and the New Zealand faction comic anthology.

In 2009 she began running a small course from Wellington City Libraries tutoring new artists in the anime style. This group eventually expanded into DrawFest NZ, a young nationwide group that promotes art as a community activity, with community leaders in Christchurch, Auckland, and Wellington. The group also promotes young and first time artists to sell their works through the local pop culture convention Armageddon.

Her passion was inherited from the mid-90s anime boom, which she continues to watch and enjoy as her main passion.