MCAD Offers Anime & Manga Workshop

Why have manga and anime become such an international phenomenon? The Minneapolis College of Art and Design will offer a look at the history, creative process and cultural meanings embedded in these graphic comics and gritty, highly stylized animations typified by big-eyed schoolgirls and the massive mobilesuit.

The weekend workshop will be a combination of lectures from academics and artists, as well as film screenings of hard-to-find anime. New this year is the Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits Fashion Show. All workshop events will take place at MCAD, 2501 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Workshop Schedule:

• Friday, Sept. 27

7 p.m. – Midnight: Includes opening remarks and film screenings.

• Saturday, Sept. 28

10 a.m. — 11 p.m.: Includes lecture sessions, lunch and dinner breaks and film screenings.

• Sunday, Sept. 29

10 a.m. — 3 p.m.: Includes lecture sessions, lunch break and Masterclass drawing session.

Speakers will include: Dr. Susan Napier, University of Texas; Phil Anderson, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Dr. Marc Hairston, University of Texas at Dallas; Dr. Frenchy Lunning, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Dr. Masami Toku, California State University, Chico; Dr. Wendy Suiyi Wong, York University, Toronto; Brian Ruh, Webmaster at animeresearch.com; and Erik Lervold and Ke Jiang, comic art students at MCAD.

An all-access pass, including admission to all lectures, film screenings and the fashion show is $69. For $602, registrants will receive one undergraduate college credit.

Register online at www.mcad.ed/anime or call MCAD Continuing Studies at 612-874-3765.