Deb Aoki | Making a Living in Manga: Bento Box and Beyond
Friday Oct 28 04:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
Part of programming related to Visions of Gothic Angels: Japanese Manga by Takaya Miou
Honolulu residents know Deb Aoki for her comic strip Bento Box that cast a witty look at island life and ran in the Star-Advertiser from 1996 to 2013. In addition, for six years she developed manga-related content for the online encyclopedia About.com. She currently manages the website Manga Comics Manga, in which she discusses Japanese manga as well as graphic novels and pictorial stories produced throughout the world. Deb will discuss the course of her artistic career, the development of her interest in manga, and the struggles of contemporary manga creators.