Cornerhouse presents the first British showing of this exhibition examining Japanese comics culture. In Britain, manga has aquired the stereotype of ultra violence and explicit sexual content which belies its widespread focus on the everyday and psychological insight. Incorporating english translations, original and reproductions, books and video this exhibition, curated by Japanese manga expert, Fusanosuke Natsume presents a comprehensive survey that confounds the conventional preconceptions of this long running and influential cultural phenomena. Throughout the exhibition’s run we will be presenting a series of artists’ events and interventions which demonstrate the vitality of anglo Japanese pop cultural relations. Manga will be evolving throughout its run at Cornerhouse with artworks by English and Japanese manga artists and doodlebug doodlers being created directly onto the gallery walls. Artists include Japanese artist, Baku, from Sapporo, Japan. Baku crosses diverse artforms from animation to DJ-ing and will be creating urban manga characters and drawings on the walls of Gallery One from Tue 12 June – Sun 17 June. Bristol based, infamous graffiti artist Inkie will be in the galleries on Saturday afternoon, 9th June, creating his own artworks as well as contributing to ‘Comic Genius: Dirty Doodles’, a drop-in event for 15-19 year olds. Inkie has worked with 3D from Massive Attack and most recently stencil graffiti artist Banksey (featured in the June edition of THE FACE magazine) as well as designing games for Sega Europe.