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Manga pandemic web exhibition-Japan 2021

by Feridun Demir


Manga pandemic web exhibition-Japan 2021

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2021


Theme: Mutant strain,Vaccine,Mask,After Corona,free

This online exhibition is the second installment of the ‘manga pandemic web exhibition’ held to high acclaim in 2020.

This web exhibition is open to anyone from all over the world, regardless of nationality or age, and inclusive of both professionals and amateur artists. Please join us in succumbing to ‘manga fever’ which cannot be defeated by the Novel Coronavirus. We organizers are looking forward to hearing from you.

Submission period: July 23 – October 31, 2021

Submission guidelines:

‘Manga pandemic’-themed manga or illustrations featuring the following motifs:

A Mutant strain

B Vaccine

C Mask

D After Corona

E Other (open category)

Size, Shape: Any size and shape are welcome.

Format: The artwork format can be single-panel satirical manga, story manga, or illustration, etc.

File requirements: JPEG file not exceeding 10MB, and at least 2000 pixels on the longest side.

Language: Japanese or English. We will attach a Japanese or English translation for the exhibition if necessary.

Color: Either monochrome or color is acceptable.

Submission method: Email preferred. If you would like to submit the original drawing, please contact us. When applying please let us know: (1) Your name (pen name is acceptable), including notation in Roman alphabet if your name is written in another script. (2) Your chosen theme (A~E) (3) Title of your work (Japanese and English) (3) Nationality (4) Date of production (5) Your contact information (email address and phone number) Details 1-5 will be open to the public.

Qualifications for submission: Applications are open to both professionals and amateurs, living inside or outside of Japan.

Submission deadline: October 31 (Sun), 2021.

Submissions and enquiries address:

Kyoto Seika University International Manga

Research Center c/o Mr. Ito.



– We cannot offer any form of monetary reward or remuneration, This is a not-for-profit project.

– Copyright is retained by the creator, but images of the work may be used for publicity (including on Twitter) or may be included in business reports.

– In addition, unless the executive committee determines it to be ‘exceptional commercial use’, the work may be used as an exhibit in another exhibition.

Organized by: Manga Pandemic Web Exhibition Committee (Anzai Science & Peace Office / Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University / Kyoto Sika University International Manga Research Center / Kyoto International Manga Museum).

Sponsored by: Anzai Medical Co., Ltd. / Senbotsu gagakusei irei bijutsukan Mugonkan /Okashi kobo Shimizu (Shimizu seitaisho Co., Ltd.) / Tabisen Tsunagu Co., Ltd. / Kamogawa Co., Ltd. (In order of Japanese kana).

Exhibition advisors: Shiriagari Kotobuki (manga artist) / Anzai Hajime (illustrator).


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