SF – Katsuya Terada Signing

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The Cartoon Art Museum hosts legendary manga artist Katsuya Terada on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This special event takes place in the Cartoon Art Museum’s galleries and is included with general museum admission. Terada will be demonstrating his drawing technique, sketching for fans, signing books, and discussing his art with museum patrons.

In addition to his manga and illustration artwork, Terada is a prolific character designer, and his art has appeared in American publications ranging from Iron Man and Hellboy to Nintendo Power and the animated film Blood: The Last Vampire.

About Katsuya Terada

Katsuya Terada is probably best known in the US as the character-designer for the animated film Blood: The Last Vampire. He has also done work related to American comics, such as Iron Man and Hellboy. He also made contributed to several issues of Nintendo Power, including a special edition Strategy Guide for Dragon Warrior. In Japan, he has done the promotional illustrations for Detective Saburo Jinguji mystery-adventure video game series.

Terada was in charge of the book cover and illustrations for the Kimaira series written by Baku Yumemakura, and was in charge of cover design and illustrations for Garouden, Shin Majugari, and Yamigarishi as well.

Terada has defined himself as a “rakugaki” artist, more of a philosophy than a style of drawing, in which one draws a little everywhere, all the time, without thinking too much, on notebooks etc. He is a very prolific artist; one of his collections of sketches numbers more than 1000 pages, appropriately called Rakuga King.

He has done very little group-drawn work (an exception being the manga Saiyukiden Daienou (Monkey King), his principal activities being illustration and character design. His use of CG tools is integrated very well in his illustrations, giving his work a vivid and rich appearance. He has admitted various influences on his work, particularly European ones, like Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and the magazine Métal Hurlant. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

MO – Dragon Girl Signing

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Come meet Jeff Weigel, the creator of the graphic novel, Dragon Girl, on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM! Jeff will demonstrate and talk about cartooning. He’ll do a reading and signing. This is your chance to meet a successful graphic novelist and learn about the art.

Barnes & Noble – Fenton Commons Shopping Center
721 Gravois Road, Fenton, MO 63026
636-326-4619

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MO – Dragon Girl Signing

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Local cartoonist Jeff Weigel appears at Star Clipper for the release of his new graphic novel, DRAGON GIRL, on Saturday, June 21st from noon to 4:00 pm.

DRAGON GIRL is the story of Eleven-year-old Alanna and her brother, Hamel, who are both orphans doing their best to to make their way in a grim world until Alanna stumbles upon a cave full of dragon eggs. When the eggs hatch and a mother comes to claim the babies, Alanna is swept along on an adventure beyond her wildest imaginings as they journey to Dragon Rock, whose mysterious force draws dragons of all shapes and sizes to a magical, untouched valley. But when the valley is threatened by outsiders, Alanna must join forces with a mysterious explorer to save the dragons’ homeland. Kids will love this graphic novel adventure, filled with action, adventure, suspense and humor.

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Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110