Manga and the Mangaesque: Women’s Manga Conference in Manila


A new year just started and it’s already quite hectic! For those in Manila, did you guys know that there’s a Manga conference happening in Manila? Manga scholars from all over the globe (from Fusami Ogi, Jaqueline Berndt, James Welker, etc.) as well as artists from all over Asia (Stephanie Soejono, Tintin Pantoja, and FsC) are going to be in Manila to talk about women’s manga! I’m going to be there too!

The conference is the called Manga and the Mangaesque: New Perspectives to a Global Culture. It’s hosted by the Japanese Studies Program of Ateneo de Manila University alongside Women’s Manga Research Project and the Japan Foundation, Manila. The conference will be held on 22-23 January 2015 at Ricardo Leong Hall in Ateneo de Manila University!

For more details about the event, check the Ateneo-JSP website!

As for what I’ll be doing, I’ll be hosting a panel on women’s comics in the Philippines as well as a talk on the development of women’s doujinshi in the Philippines.

It’d be great if you can join us! It’ll be heaps of fun! Feel free to approach me too during the conference!



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