Manga is best known in classic cartoon form, but the Hub's exhibition will also reveal the multiple other uses it has been put to. Pic © Doug Wallace
Exhibition preview – How Manga Took Over The World at Hub: National Centre For Craft & Design, from February 7, 2009
The history of Japanese manga cartoons will be examined at Sleaford’s Hub next year.
The National Centre for Craft & Design will provide a thematic tour of the all-conquering influence cast by the eye-catching animation, dominating the cartoon industry and expanding into multitudinous global markets.
Manga has made a huge impact on the fashion industry. © Tado
How Manga Took Over The World, which is being toured by Manchester’s Urbis, will visit the Lincolnshire centre in February. Elements range from colourful children’s films and toys to violent action films, graphic designs, fashion labels, and educational uses.
High-profile Manga collaborators are explored, including pop stars Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani and clothing giants Carhartt and Nike, as well as self-help books, Shakespeare interpretations and even biblical versions of the art.
Colourful Manga imagery has been used to illustrate everything from books for children to self-help literature. © Tado
An inexplicit restricted area for over-18s will explore the erotic use of Manga, which has become increasingly prevalent in Japan.
Drawing and writing competitions, workshops and conventions will also run for all ages and abilities throughout the exhibition.
Runs February 7 – April 19, 2009