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Cambridge University Library

Manga Skills

This workshop will focus on all aspects of character creation and development – from facial features and poses to designing a character sheet. You will also learn about creating manga-style comics, and draw your own short comics featuring your characters. By the end of this session, you will turn into a manga expert! The session will be led by Irina Richards, an experienced manga creator and artist educator.

Important information about this event:

  • These Manga Skills workshops are suitable for ages 12-16. For our workshop aimed at younger children, click here.
  • All materials are provided.
  • Numbers are limited therefore booking is essential. Please book tickets for the number of 12-16 year olds attending. Adults do not need to book but we do ask that no more than 2 adults accompany each registered child. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.
  • Help us to keep everyone safe by wearing a face covering where possible, and by respecting other people's space.

This event is being hosted as part of Cambridge University Libraries' exhibition, Samurai: History and Legend. Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our exhibition explores the literary image of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior history and culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries. Our exhibition is on now and is free and open to all.

Venue: Hosted in-person in the Milstein Seminar Rooms at Cambridge University Library (click here for directions)

Registration: Free - registration essential CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Accessibility: Hearing loop; alternative step-free access with slight gradient - narrowest point into the building is 82.5cm; accessible toilet; accessible parking. Please get in touch if you have any access requirements, or any other questions about this event, by emailing

Date: Thursday 7 April 2022