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Meet Ochazukenori: A Horror Manga Artist, On All Things Horror Manga

November 6, 2019

Come face-to-face with the human behind the AAARRRRGGGHH

Ochazukenori makes a living by bringing many people’s worst fears to life on paper. Where do the stories come from? What’s it like when your live revolves around drawing and writing horror? What does it take to write a truly spinechilling story, and how do you instill a sense of fear in the reader within the static medium of manga? Horror manga artist Ochazukenori lifts the lid on horror manga life in this exclusive public talk, his first ever outside of Japan.

Ochazukenori (b. 1960) began creating manga as a child, and made his professional debut in 1984. Initially focussing on sci-fi manga, Ochazukenori first ventured into horror with The Horror Mansion (Sangekikan). He is known for his depictions of splatter and gore, and for psychothriller narratives that portray the hidden madness lurking in the human psyche. Ochazukenori has also created films based on his manga, including The Blinds (Blaindo) and The Horror Mansion (Sangekikan). Other manga titles include Mayoko-chanTVO and Dictionary of Darkness (Ankoku Jiten).

The RETRO HORROR exhibition marks the first-ever showing of Ochazukenori’s work outside of Japan. Don’t miss his horror manga masterclass on November 7!

CHECK OUT HIS WORK

This talk is part of the HORROR MANGA JAPAN event program and is related to the exhibition RETRO HORROR: Supernatural and the Occult in Postwar Japanese Manga, on at The Japan Foundation, Sydney from October 18, 2019 to January 24, 2020.

EVENT DETAILS

TALK

November 6, 2019 (Wednesday)
6:30pm – 7:30pm (Japanese w/ English interpreter)
Doors open 6pm

Free; no RSVP required.
Capacity limited.

VENUE
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

ENQUIRIES

(02) 8239 0055

Main image: Ochazukenori’s eponymous character, © Ochazukenori.

Presented by

In cooperation with

Meiji University Modern Manga Museum

RELATED EVENTS


Oct 18, 2019 – Jan 24, 2020

RETRO HORROR:
Supernatural and the Occult in Postwar Japanese Manga

Exhibition
The Japan Foundation, Sydney


Oct 18, 2019 – Jan 24, 2020

HORROR MANGA JAPAN

Event Program
The Japan Foundation, Sydney


Nov 2, 2019 – Mar 8, 2020

Japan
Supernatural

Exhibition
Art Gallery of NSW

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