Manga Workshop

UPDATE (6.00 p.m., 18 Feb): The waiting list is now full. New registrations are no longer accepted.

Manga has been an inseparable facet of Malaysian childhood for decades. If you grew up dreaming of drawing your own manga characters, this is the workshop to make that a reality. Participants can learn directly from Japanese professional cartoonist Manaru Tenkawa on how she developed her skills, expanded her imagination and received the opportunity to turn her passion into a career.

Prior to her Kuala Lumpur trip, she will deliver similar workshops in Brunei on 18 and 19 March as part of a Japanese Language and Culture Week.

Instructor’s Bio

An art teacher at a vocational school in Osaka, Tenkawa has worked as a manga assistant at over 20 studios across her native country. Long fascinated by Islamic culture, she has published a serial comic about the daily life of a Muslim girl in a manga magazine and regularly hosts workshops in the Middle East.

Date: 20 March (Sunday), 2016

Time: Choose either one of these sessions (max. 15 participants per session)
Morning session | 10.30 a.m.–1.00 p.m.
Afternoon session | 2.30 p.m.–5.00 p.m.

Participation: Free. To register, email your name, age and contact information to

Venue: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (directions)

Samples of Instructor’s Works

Click any one of the thumbnails below to view the full-size image. Press ← or → on your keyboard to scroll.

To view more of Tenkawa’s illustrations, visit her blog and pixiv page.

Event Archives

Organizing an event?

More information at our grants section