Pen & Ink Works

Post Kawaii Kon Review


A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth in the Artist Alley at Kawaii Kon last weekend.  It was great to be able to sit and chat with so many Kon-goers and we hope all those interested will join us at our upcoming events and workshops!  We would also like to extend our thanks to everyone who purchased our Charity Calendar!  Please stay tuned for an announcement on how much we were able to raise! In the mean time please check out a few photos from the Konvention below.

Just a friendly reminder to join us at our Manga Character Design Workshop run by Tara Tamayori across two sessions on Sundays April 7 + 14 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.  Class fees are $15 per session and are payable at the workshop with all proceeds to benefit the HMA School. More information can be found on our previous post and the Honolulu Museum of Art website. If you have any questions or would like to be placed on our waiting list please contact us at Be sure to bring your sketchbook!


Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: MANGA MADNESS
August 13, 2012, 4:38 am
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Join Pen & Ink Works and the Honolulu Museum of Art for one of our biggest (FREE!) events of the year as we showcase the vibrant anime and manga community of Hawaii.

  • Sunday, August 19
  • 11am-3pm
  • Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S Beretania St.

Since 2004, Bank of Hawaii has made it possible for the Museum to open its doors to the public free of charge on the third Sunday of every month. Family Sunday offers a program of art activities, entertainment, and film focused on an exhibition or art principle. A big thank you to Bank of Hawaii for sponsoring this entire event!  Check out our program of events and activities below:


Make Manga: Visitors can work one-on-one to complete a drawing with one of these artists: Audra Furuichi (co-creator of Nemu*Nemu), Sarah Kashiwabara, Jon J. Murakami, Ming Qi Vinci, Darold Ramelb, and animation students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. After working with the artists, the children will bind all their drawings together to make a book.

Anime Expression: Kids can bring a drawing to life by making expression marks such as thought bubbles filled with hearts, a drop of sweat, and happiness-radiating diamond-shaped sparkles. They’ll connect the drawings to headbands.

Join members from Pen & Ink Works as you draw in one of several collaborative story-scrolls.

Bring in your anime-inspired artwork for review with award-winning Midweek Cartoonist and teacher Roy Chang.


Designer Lauren Lee shows off her unique clothing line Monarch Lolita

Check out the latest art supplies from Hawaiian Graphics

Hawaii’s premiere anime convention Kawaii Kon will be on hand to hand out information on their annual gathering of all things anime.


ALT/AIR: Vocalist Aly Ishikuni and DJ/Producer Brandon Udani. They’ve opened for numerous high caliber song artists and bands such as Aural Vampire, Owl City, Passion Pit, Classixx, Diplo, Donnis and Steve Aoki [12-1pm]

Cosplay Theater:
Nikkei Girls: “At the Beginning” from the anime Card Captor Sakura / ‘FA9Cosplay: “Fighting Game” from the video game Kingdom Hearts/ “How to Survive an Anime”

Watch the latest anime with Oahu Anime Explorer

The Robert Allerton Art Library will be holding story time with much loved Japanese children’s classics.  Stories will be told in Japanese and English.

For more info please visit the Honolulu Museum of Art’s website:

Click here for directions and parking options.