Posts Tagged ‘Manga’

Cosplay Sketch-off!

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Cosplay Sketch-off

Cosplay Sketch-off!

Title: Cosplay Sketch-off
Location: MadLab

Date: 07-02-2014
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 20:00

Are you ready for an evening of art, inspiration and cosplay? Well we hope you are because the Cosplay Sketch-off is back with a second meetup at the Manchester Digital Laboratory.

Sketch, chat, create, dance and fill your bellies with the traditional sparkly cupcakes at this months’ sketch-off. We’ll be taking requests for J-pop and anime theme tunes so we hope you come prepared!

See you there!

(NB: all events are completely optional. If you just want to make your own fabulous art or drink tea or hang around to observe the amazginess, feel free to do so!)


Meet and Greet: take seats, get to know everyone, make suggestions for music playlist, that sort of thing.


Welcome and a brief introduction


Some warm up 2 minute sketching sessions


Chat and relaxation, everyone looks at art work. Anyone who would like to take the floor to talk about their inspiration/techniques/etc. for two minutes is more than welcome.


5 minute sketching sessions


Another chat and relaxation session (it’s the first meetup after all so it would be nice to have time to get to know each other).


10 minute sketching sessions and then the Ultimate Sketch-off of Ultimate Destiny!


Look at art, discuss the art, think about what else would be cool to do next time!


Cosplay Sketch-off

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Cosplay Sketch-off

Cosplay Sketch-off!

Title: Cosplay Sketch-off
Location: MadLab

Date: 06-12-2013
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 20:00

The first Cosplay sketch-off of 2013 is on!

Bringing together cosplayers, manga and comic artists and lots of sparkly baked goods, the Cosplay Sketch-off is a chance to meet up, do some cosplay-themed life drawing and just have fun. The event is free, but booking is advised so we know how much cake to bring…

So come on down to the MadLab for an evening of J-pop, anime and some amazing cosplay!

Mad Graphic Novel Group

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Graphic Novel

Title: Mad Graphic Novel Group
Location: MadLab
Description: discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Date: 03-07-2012
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00








So for our July Graphic Novel Group, we’re discussing our first manga!!! Yes, we are discussing the book MW by the much discussed father of Manga Osamu Tezuka, creator of such famous series like Astro Boy and Metropolis to name a few.

MW is a thriller telling the story of two individuals whose lives is intertwined by their pasts. Father Garai is a Japanese priest who is tormented by Michio Yuki, a serial killer whom he kidnapped when he was a child. Both of their lives were altered by their contact with MW, a chemical weapon that either kills you or changed you into something insane. The story is interesting for many reasons, such as the explicit homosexual relationship between the two male characters.

The series was originally serialised in Big comics in Japan from 1976 till 78 but interestingly only got translated in 2007 to English. There has also been a Japanese film adaptation released in July 2009.

The group is back at its original location in the Madlab. The usual routine is on, please being a suggested donation of £2 as well as money for food if people are interested. Hope to see you guys there!