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November 16, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Belle Haven Branch Library
413 Ivy Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Intro to Manga PMBQ Phuong-Mai "Mai" Blasich holding manga art
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Intro to Manga for Adults and Teens

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sign up to learn about the art of Japanese comics!

Sign up to learn about manga, the art of Japanese comics--and to create your own characters!

Professional manga artist Phuong-Mai "Mai" Blasich leads this introductory class for adults and teens, teaching you how to draw your own "kawaii chibi" (cute and small-bodied) characters. No artistic experience required.

About Phuong-Mai "Mai" Blasich
Phuong-Mai "Mai" Blasich is the founder and artist of P.M.B.Q. Studios, specializing in manga and eco-friendly "Pandariffic" art. Mai began her manga career in 1993 as a contributing artist to the Antarctic Press series "Ninja High School." Since then, she has created works with Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics and published her own wacky manga Tea Club about a stylish catgirl and a talking bear who share a love of tea. In 2014, Mai was commissioned by the San Jose Downtown Association to create a 180 foot-long Panda Mural on N. First Street, which stretches between Santa Clara and San Fernando Streets.

P.M.B.Q. Studios created the MangaStart program to educate audiences on the history of manga and foster creativity. It's Mai's way of giving back to the community which has inspired her life and career

Additional funding for this free event is provided by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.