MangaBento is an anything-goes gathering of artists and art lovers. Most of us are interested in Japan and anime/manga and its derivatives: Cosplay, doujinshi, computer art, gaming, etc.
We at MangaBento provide a place for artists to share ideas, create work, and learn new skills. We can introduce you to the basic tools and techniques used by artists, but it is up to you to develop and train yourself as an artist.
Nov. 11 Sun 1–4pm $10 paid to instructorno registration required, Rm 200Manga Bento will provide a brief overview of creating or transferring drawings to a digital format, followed by coloring with layers. Recommended: portable computer with a drawing application (Photoshop, Open Canvas, or Sketchbook), Wacom or other digitizing tablet, sketchbook, drawings and drawing utensils.
Manga Swap at JCCH
Saturday Sept 8 2012
We will have 2 tables, one for advertising (or whatever), one for drawing, and 4 easels to work on paintings.
10 AM- 4 PM
Mangabento joins the Honolulu Printmakers for
Honolulu Museum of Art School (Linekona Art Center)
Mezzanine Gallery Honolulu Museum of Art School
June 11 to July 14, 2012
Art After Dark
MangaBento Workshop: Coloring with Copics + Manga Mania
May 06 Meeting Times :Sun 1–4pm
Sun 1–4pm / May 6 / $10 paid to instructor, no registration required /Rm 201
Yu Xian and the staff of MangaBento demo the use of Copic and other popular Japanese markers. These transparent Japanese markers offer a watercolor effect without the mess. Bring drawings and art supplies, including pens if you have them. The session continues with a communal manga-inspired art project to celebrate the opening of the manga exhibition Nakamaboko on June 12.
MangaBento: Old School Manga History + Drawing Workshop •
May 27Meeting Times :Sun 1–4pm
May 27 / $10 paid to the instructor, no registration required
Professor Jayson Makoto Chun from UH-West Oahu joins MangaBento to discuss early manga and anime of the 1960s and 1970s. Learn more about the founding father of anime Tezuka Osamu. After the discussion, MangaBento will help you create your own manga. Some supplies provided; bring your sketchbook and drawing supplies.
March 3 & 4
We will be at Kawaiikon's booth providing photo ops and art activities
Come and check out are table!Kawaii Kon
April 29- May 1
featuring Dennis Imoto, Jeff Kats and Jayson Chun
Sat May 14, 2011 10-4pm
$50 / Rm
Mangabento will be conducting a workshop on the creation of a manga and will go through the process of creating a short layout with you. Topics will include: layouts, inking, coloring, tones and the use of computers. Dennis Imoto will demo shodo (calligraphy) Guest speaker, Jeff Kats, will discus his creative process through his Soul Savior series. Jayson Chun, UH Professor, will discuss social issues influencing on Japanese Manga and the need for Hawaii's Manga artists to speak about their own experiences. Bring your sketchbook, portfolio and any in progress work you need help on. Xerox an inked drawing if you want to try coloring and or tones. Please bring a laptop if you wish to work digitally.
Honolulu Festival 2011 w Kawaiikon
Link to Honolulu Festivals with Kawaii Kon:
Set up Jan 30-Feb 1
Viewing time Feb 2-Feb 19, 20-11
Opening Feb 5, 3-5 pm
The Floating World of Manga
Thursday, July 15, 2010
10:00am - 4:00pm
The Contemporary Museum
2411 Makiki Heights Drive
An over the top manga drawing event for all ages at
The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu.
Manga Bento Workshop at Linekona Art Center
Mangabento at the Kaimuki Craft Air 08.
A tea ceremony during new years festivities at JCCH.
Bento relaxing at the Kon with Kamen Rider. Hongo seems a bit agitated.
Getting Ready for the Kon
Art After Dark at the Academy of Arts
Bari Bari 13 rock-a0-billy'd the house. The otaku's were out numbered 10 to 1 by normal people. Mangabento dominated with 29 Palms, Moosubi, Chibi
kaen, and Haru decorating the walls while Kitsune took first in the Cosplay, Sakura took second in a different category to Sephi's first. Sakura bailed early and lost her prize!
My son in my paper mache Kikaida mask a couple years ago. He was featured here: Advertiser: Clever Costumes
Mangabento at Kawaii Kon 2007:
Ayumi, our founder. Drawing becomes a spectator sport when she is around.
Images from the Honolulu Basho.
Denver Colorado Budhist Temple Bon Dance.