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Beginner artists interested in Japanese anime and manga will learn basic drawing skills through step by step instruction from a professional manga artist. After the introduction of different manga styles, students will follow along with a demonstration to draw and complete a popular character from a Japanese manga or animation. By the end of the session, students will have the tools needed to set out being a manga artist on their own!

Presenters: John Somoza, Japan Society Manga artist

This program is intended for Ages 11-17. Closed captioning will be available.

This program will be streamed live on Zoom and recorded. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate, which will be sent to your email the day of the event.

Culture Pass is a program for cardholding patrons of New York City’s public libraries, the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library. Support for Culture Pass is provided by The New York Community Trust, Charles H. Revson Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. To learn more, visit

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