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Ashley Matarama

Assistant Language Teacher

Illustrating Contemporary Articles About Japan

PRESENTED ON FEB 28, 2015
IN OSAKA @ VOL 8

Ashley Matarama draws from the phletora of oddbit news in Japan to create illustrations about the news, often with humor.

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EU-Japan Fest Japan

BY TAKAKO SAEKI
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Saeki Takako represents the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, and in her presentation she talks about the organization's cultural activities and programs in Europe, as well as the current 20th anniversary celebrations. (in English)

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The Shipyard News

BY BRUCE FORSTER
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 16, 2013

Bruce Forster explains how he creates and runs his news letter entitled The Shipyard News. He takes on a behind the scenes tour of the props, sets, and software that go into the production. 

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Philosophy in Illustration

BY JEAN HOLLYWOOD
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Jean Hollywood talks about how illustration is used to tell a story, to throw around ideas, and to express onself. Philosophy can be used in illustration to provoke thought about controversial topics and things that people generally do not think about.

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How I Get There: Nonsensical Comics about my Days in Japan

BY DAVID ROBERT
@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

Illustrator David Robert came to Japan to buy some special pens for his illustration work, and ended up staying permanently. The story that got him there, on the other hand, is a lot more complex than that. David speaks on the unique influence of Japanese, French, and American comic-book culture that has made him who he is today. 

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sense o Contemporary Art Event

BY JEAN-YVES TERREAULT
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Heide Harding and Taylor Nakano present bilingually their art event, sense o, which aims to help artist find affordable outlets for their art in Japan.

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HIT AND MISS: 10 Years of Photo Illustration

BY THOMAS ALLEN
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tom Allen, full-time artist and award-winning illustrator, talks about his recent 'hits' and 'misses' as he navigates the uncertain world of magazine freelance photo-illustration. Publication credits include Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, and OUT magazine.

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Drawing from Technology, Illustrating from Life

BY LUIS MENDO
@ VOL 131 ON DEC 16, 2015

"Put your hand up, the people who can't draw ... I want to ask these people: Can you make an egg? Can you write your name? Before you could that, you could draw." 

If you know the vociferously talented illustrator Luis Mendo, you know just how many pages he fills daily with beautiful, lively drawings In a very special presentation from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 131, he shows off 20 drawings he made entirely on the iPad Pro, all with the Apple Pencil. As encouraging as ever, Luis shows us that everyone has the potential within themselves to draw — you just have to get out there and put pencil to paper (or iPad)!

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A fantastical illustration for Japan House London

BY NATSKO SEKI
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Natsko Seki wows the audience with the delightful details of her artist’s interpretation of what Japan House could bring to London.

 Natsko's art work gives an imaginative insight into what visitors may be able to experience at Japan House London.

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Thangka + contemporary

BY DAMIEN PASCOE
@ VOL 22 ON AUG 02, 2017

Tibetan art or 'Thangka Painting' is more commonly used in its traditional form as a meditation support for practitioners, but what happens when you introduce an artistic culture that has been alive for centuries into a contemporary western paradigm. Here the artist Damien Pascoe will talk about the preservation of culture through his work, and why it is important to continue.