Hey are you 14 or older and an aspiring manga artist? Oi, you lot in Ashton especially! *poke poke poke*
Go to the link below, enter this competition and you might win prizes and go to a posh do at the Japanese Embassy down in London! There's plenty of time (deadline early November but I recommend getting your entry started early as it's a lot of work even just to do 6-8 pages, as I'm sure those of you who did comics at my workshops will know! )
The theme this year is "Voyages of Discovery" which sounds like a fun theme. I actually was in the winners of this competition a few years back and my entry is currently on display in a little exhibition of my comics work in the Nan Tait centre in Barrow for those of you interested and in Cumbria! Shout me up if you want any advice on making black and white comics to print specifications. I'm happy to help!
In other Cumbrian comics news, I've been talking with the guys running the Lakes International Comics Art Festival. It'll be in Kendal this October. I'll have some work featured at that, be selling some of my stuff, and also helping out in other ways! Kendal is a lovely town and I hope a bunch of you all come up to that! We can hang out and mingle or whatever! <3