8th Asian Cartoon Exhibition

The 8th Asian Cartoon Exhibition will be happening in Akasaka at The Japan Foundation Forum from October 23 to November 11. Sounds like it could be interesting. Here’s what REALTOKYO has to say:

As you might or might not guess from this event’s brutally frank title, on display here are comics that do not belong to the geek world of otaku, and that do not even look as if they had real stories. Participating are 13 creators of comic strips, caricatures for newspapers, and others from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Sounds a bit tedious indeed, but from such works one can often understand a country’s culture. People are always talking about the influence of Japanese manga on comics, but this exhibition shows clearly how especially also artists from other East-Asian countries keep influencing each other with their original styles and remarkable creativity.