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Manga from Canada! Canadian Comics, Publishing and International Exchange 

Seventeen Canadian comic artists will visit Japan to present their unique creative work to a Japanese audience. Canada has a diverse array of comic book writers and illustrators with a wide variety of styles and artistic approaches to creating comics, BD, and international manga. This event will showcase Canadian comics and comic artists, followed by a short on-stage presentation by Toronto Comic Arts Festival Artistic Director Christopher Butcher on the strong points of Canadian comic art and comic publishers. We will then have an on-stage discussion (in English and French with Japanese translation) between Canadian and Japanese comic creators. Throughout the evening, original artworks from The Toronto Comic Arts Festival will be on display along with works by Canadian BD artists. 

Please come and check out this first Canadian manga event ever held in Japan! We look forward to your participation. (pre-registration required) 

Guest Speakers:

  • Christopher Butcher, Director, Toronto Comic Arts Festival
  • Takeshi Miyazawa, Japanese Canadian Comic Artist, Illustrator
  • Gengoro Tagame, Japanese Comic Artist

Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 18:30-19:45 (Doors open at 18:00)

Place: Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre (B2 level)

Language: English/French/Japanese

Admission: Free – advance registration required

Organizer: Embassy of Canada

Co-organizer: Délégation générale du Québec à Tokyo, Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Québec BD


Please register by e-mail clearly indicating the information requested below in your message. Registration will be closed when full.

  1. Name
  2. Organization/school
  3. E-mail address
  4. Names of guests accompanying

You can also meet the 17 Canadian artists at Tokyo International Comic Festival at Tokyo Big Sight on Sunday, November 25. They will have a booth, where they will be showing their work and mingling with manga fans from around the world.


Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Fax: 03-5412-6249



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