Pen & Ink Works


Manga Madness Wrap-Up + Mini-Con 2012
August 31, 2012, 6:49 am
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BANK OF HAWAII FAMILY SUNDAY: MANGA MADNESS WRAP UP

The manga and anime community of Hawaii took the Honolulu Museum of Art by storm August 19th.  It was a great day for Family Sunday, made possible through the generosity of Bank of Hawaii allowing the Museum to open its doors to the public free of charge on the third Sunday of every month.

Among the many activities and events, visitors were able to draw with professional and up and coming local comic artists, make their own unique anime-expression head bands, and even check out a few wacky cosplay (anime costume) theatre performances!

Special thanks to all the organizations and individuals who volunteered their time and talents to make this day a memorable one for the community:

Audra Furuichi, Sarah Kashiwabara, Jon J. Murakami, Ming Qi Vinci, Darold Ramelb, Nak Yong Choi, Emperatriz Rivera, Mort Pakhomov, Felice Wong, Roy Chang, Michael Cannon, Stephanie Koelkebeck, Stephanie Leong, Kristin Remington, Tara Tamayori, Rose DelaCruz, Matthew Wells, James Charisma, Lauren Lee & Models, Oahu Anime Explorer, Kawaii Kon, Hawaiian Graphics, Alt/Air, Nikkei Girls, FA9 Cosplay!, students from Farrington High School, and many more!  A big thank you to Heather Matsuura and Honolulu Museum of Art Family Sunday coordinator Seng Phengsavath.

Please enjoy a few photos from the event below:

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We are in the process of photographing the hundreds of drawings in our two story scrolls!  We will have the entire scrolls up to view in a bit, but until then please enjoy these teasers:

SAVE THE DATE FOR MINI-CON 2012
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

It’s that time of year again for the McCully-Moiliili Public Library’s third annual MINI-CON!  Much like San Diego Comic Con, MINI-CON welcomes people of all ages to come together and revel in their shared love for all things comics!  The line up for this year includes familiar faces Jon Murakami, Audra Furuichi of nemu*nemu, and Kevin Sano who will be on hand to sell their works and meet with fans, joining them are Misty and Alex from Hawaii Book Blog. Be sure to bring your artwork as Pen & Ink Works members will be on hand to talk with any interested artists.  P&IW will also be holding a drawing demonstration, more info on that and much more coming soon!

McCully-Moiliili Public Library is located at 2211 S King St.

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