Saturday, 9 April 2011

Manga semester by Mr. Iwami Seiji

Mr. Iwami Seiji
Mr. Iwami Seiji a lecture at Osaka University and a veteran cartoonist recently visited Limkokwing University Borneo for a 1day semester on Manga illustration in which i was lucky to attend.

He was born in Japan`s Wakayama Prefecuture in 1960, writes comics for the readers` column of the Sankei Sport Shimbun newpaper and other monthly magazines. Also published his own comic books.

A member of the Japanese Cartoonist Association and Manga Japan, Mr Iwami received the " New Hope Cartoonist Award" in 1982 from the Manga Times, a yon-Koma (four-frame comic strip) magazine, becoming a regular cartoonist for the magazine.

He started a long series comic called Bonchan, which featured in Osaka Shimbun newspaper for 10years up till the publications was suspended.

 He continue to write series of comics and cartoon on several magazine over the years and recently was appointed as the Japan Cultural Exchange Envoy 2010 (duration 1year). Mr. Iwami for being appointed the envoy for Singapore, Malaysia, South Korean and Britain, to promote the culture of Japanese Manga to the rest of the world.

On 28th March 2011, Limkokwing University host Mr. Iwami Seiji as a guest Speaker /lecturer.

Mr. Iwami demonstrating manga sketch
Manga sketch by Mr. Iwami

It was a memorable 2hours of  brainstorming, interesting, and educative interactive lecture by Mr. Seiji.

Mr. Iwami and Student of Limkokwing University
Mr. Iwami Seiji and Me
Autograph by Mr. Iwami
Mr. Iwami signing the Welcome Card.

Mr. Iwami`s published work

Tan Siri Lim kok wing and Mr. Iwami Seiji showing gift exchange.

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