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Chie's CV


2003 - 05   MA in Printmaking, Royal College of Art

2000 - 03   BA in Fine Art

                  Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

1999 - 00   Foundation studies in Art and Design

                  Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design



2006-07        King of a Miniature Garden Vol1-4 (self-published)

                       Featured in Neo Magazine and Advanced Photoshop

2007 Oct       The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 2, Robinson, London

2008 Oct       The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 3, Robinson, London

         Nov       As You Like It, Self Made Hero, London

2009              Featured in Manga Quake 7, Futurequake Press, UK

                       Computer Art Project (tutorial), UK 

                       Mooky Chick web magazine (interview)

2010 Sep       Hagakure, Kodansha International, Tokyo (available in English and Italian)

2011 Feb       Story Of Lee, NBM, NY

2013 Jan        The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Novel, Shambhala, USA

2014/2015    Worrier Kids 1&2, Children’s book illustration, Caboodle Books, Steeton
2017- 20        Mondo Manga manga column, Mainich Weekly, Mainich Shinbun, Tokyo
2019 July       Artful Etching: Manga, Thunder Bay Press, USA
         Oct        Artful Etching: Kawaii, Thunder Bay Press, USA
2021 Feb       10 Step Drawing Manga, Search Press Ltd, UK
          March   Tsunami Girl, Guppy Books, UK


Selected Contributions and feature

2011               1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die, Paul Gravett, Octopus Books, London

2013               The Complete Guide to Drawing Managa, Sonia Leong, Barrons, NY

                        101 Top Tips From Professional Manga Artists, Ilex, East Sussex

2015               Drawing Basics Made Easy, Flame Tree Publishing, London

                        How To Draw Manga Made Easy, Flame Tree Publishing, London

2016               Knife: The Cult, Craft and Culture of the Cook’s Knife, Tim Hayward, Quadrille Publishing Ltd, London
2018               The Inking Woman 250 years of women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain, Nicole Streeten and Cath

                        Tate, Myriad Editions, UK
2019               Extreme Stickering Manga, Thunder Bay Press, USA

Selected companies worked with: CNN, Channel 4, Wagamama, Uniqlo, British Museum, 

Event, Exhibition and workshop


Regularly appears at events such as London MCM Expo (May and October) and annual Y/Con, Paris, France

Also running several workshops at libraries, museums and schools around UK.

Regular workshop leader/speaker at the several Japanese related events organised by Japan Society.
And tutoring 5 days Young Artist Easter/Summer course: Manga regularly at the Art Academy, London


Selected workshops and event


2022 Oct            Cheltenham Litrature Festival: Manga workshop

2022 May          Online discussion panel: From Kyosai to Manga: Royal Academy:


2021 March      Online Manga workshop organised by the Scottish Book Trust

2020 Apr-May  Online Manga workshop sessions organised by Japan House, London

          Aug          5 days Young Artist Summer course: Manga at the Art Academy, London

2019 July           Sessions of manga workshop at British Museum and Japan House, London

         Aug           Manga Workshop at Uniqlo, Oxford Street, London

         Sep           Manga Workshop at Barbican Art Centre, London

2018 Sep           Saturday Studio: Manga Drawing Workshop, Wellcome Collection, London

          Oct           Guest lecturer at Camberwell College of Art and Design, London

                           The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Manga Phenomenon, panel


2017 Nov           Guest lecturer at Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark


2016 Feb-May   Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics, Exhibition, House of Illustration, London 
        Feb            Alice’s Adventure in Comics-Land, panel, British Library, London

         May           Bradford Literature Festival, workshop and panels

         June           Saturday Studio: Manga Drawing workshop, Wellcome Collection, London
        Oct             Shakespeare and Manga workshops and talk in Taiwan, organised by the British Council


2015 Oct            Lakes Art Festival, Kendal

         Nov           Otaku Attack!, workshop, British Museum, London

                           4 Koma manga workshop, Japan Embassy, London


2014 August     Geek Con, workshop, Gateshead
        Oct            Lakes Art Festival, Kendal

         Nov           Canterbury Anifest, workshop, Canterbury


2013 April          COMICA Festival, panel and live drawing, London

         May           COMICA  Manga Asia, workshop, Asia House, London

         Nov            Anime Attack, workshop, Gateshead


2012 Feb           Japan Expo, Marseire, France

          Nov           Yaoi Yuri Con, Lyon, France, workshop and a panel

2010 April          As you like it: the power of subversion in Manga comics, Talk with Ilya at Firstsite, Colchester

          July           Artist in residence, Sainsbury’s Centre of Visual Art, Norwich

          August     MANGA UK, exhibition, Idea Store Whitechapel Gallery, London

         Oct            That’s Novel!, exhibition organized by Paul Gravett, London

2009  May        Aberdeen Word Festival, workshop, book signing and a panel

                          Arctic Comic Festival, panel and book signing, Kemi, Finland

          August     Edinburgh International Book Festival, workshops and book signing

          Oct          Manga workshop, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

                          Beowulf workshop, British Library, London

          Dec         ‘What makes manga Manga?’ talk, British Museum, London


2008 Jan          Manga Jiman competition organized by Japan Embassy,

                         Joint 6th place

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