マンガ・パンデミックWeb展 Manga Pandemic Web Exhibition

マンガ・パンデミックWeb展 Manga Pandemic Web Exhibition

作品応募期間 Call for submissions
2022 12.31 Sat

Exhibition period

2022 10.15 Sat

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レポート / Report

ー2022.11.29

マンガ熱感染件数 154件Number of manga fever cases: 154

- 2022 12.31 satマンガ作品募集Call for Submissions

このオンライン展覧会で展示するための マンガ作品を募集します。
We are seeking submissions of manga artwork to display at this online exhibition.

Submission guidelines:
‘Pandemic’, ‘peace’ and ‘pandemic + peace’ themed manga or illustrations.

Size, Shape: Any size and shape are welcome.
Format: The artwork format can be single-panel satirical manga, story manga, or illustration, etc.
File requirements: JPEG file not exceeding 10MB, and at least 2000 pixels on the longest side.
Language: Japanese or English. We will attach a Japanese-English translation for the exhibition if necessary.
Color: Either monochrome or color is acceptable.
Submission
method:
Please send your submission by email. Please include: (1) The theme of your work ‘pandemic’/‘peace’/’pandemic+peace’ (2) Your name (pen name is acceptable), including notation in the Roman alphabet if your name is written in another script. (3) Title of your work (Japanese and English) (4) Nationality (5) Date of production, and (6) Your contact information (email address and phone number). Details 1-5 will be open to the public.
Qualifications
for submission:
Applications are open to both professionals and amateurs, living inside or outside of Japan.
Submission
deadline:
Saturday, 31 December 2022.
Submissions and
enquiries address:
Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center c/o Mr. Ito,
Additional: - We cannot offer any form of monetary reward or remuneration. This is a not-for-profit project.
- Copyright is retained by the creator, but images of the work may be used for publicity (including on Twitter) or may be included in business reports. In addition, unless the executive committee determines it to be ‘exceptional commercial use’, the work may be used as an exhibit in another exhibition.

開催趣旨Purpose of the Exhibition

This online exhibition is the third installment of the well-received ‘Manga Pandemic Web Exhibition’ series held previously in 2020 and 2021.
The theme of this exhibition is how we humans are facing the Coronavirus as it continues to spread around the world. To harness the unrestricted power of expression and international expansion of manga for this project we have sought submissions and published the artwork online.
In both the first and second installments, we received over 1000 artwork submissions from more than 300 manga enthusiasts, representing over 50 countries and regions around the world. The works ranged from single panels to story manga and visually depicted the ‘new normal’ with humor and satire. They also clearly highlighted the political and cultural differences of various countries and regions, including the ways in which they deal with infectious diseases.
For that reason, once again we would like to invite submissions on the theme of ‘pandemic’ for this third installment of the exhibition.
The Coronavirus disaster of the last few years is undoubtedly an historic event in human history. However how and when it will be resolved, and whether or not we have already transition into the ‘new normal’ remains uncertain. That is precisely why it is important to clearly record the condition and changes of people living during all this, for the purpose of looking back on history later. We confidently believe that manga is a suitable form of expression for this purpose, and that it can serve as a useful resource for capturing human history.
In addition, we are also inviting works on the theme of ‘peace’ this year.
In fact, the original theme of this project was ‘peace’. In this context, ‘peace’ not only refers simply to the ‘absence of war’, but also to the definition adopted by peace studies in recent years, being the ‘absence of violence.’ Also, within that definition ‘violence’ meaning that which ‘hinders the full flowering of human abilities’ (hunger; poverty; social discrimination; suppression of human rights; environmental destruction; delays in medical care, education and welfare; etc.) In other words, ‘violence’ exists in various forms in ‘our daily lives’ rather than ‘somewhere in the world’.
The setting for this ‘Manga Pandemic Web Exhibition’ was that Coronavirus may be causing such violence to spread worldwide. However, since the beginning of this year, a very direct act of violence – a ‘war’ – has unfolded before our very eyes. Therefore, in a sense of returning to the original intentions of the project, we have decided to directly add ‘peace’ as another theme.
Both ‘pandemic’ and ‘war’ are historical world events. What can manga do to address the issues faced by humanity? We would like to explore that possibility together with you all.
As in previous years, the organizers will be responsible for judging the acceptance of submissions and may reject works that contain expressions of anti-human rights or defamation of specific individuals or nations. However, we look forward to receiving diverse works based on your free-spirited and creative ideas.
In addition, this exhibition is not only an online gallery to display the artwork, but also functions as a ‘database’ of artwork. Unless the executive committee determines it to be ‘exceptional commercial use’, submitted works will continue to be used free of charge to expand manga culture, for which we thank you in advance for your understanding.
And finally, this exhibition is open to anyone from all over the world, regardless of nationality or age, and inclusive of both professionals and amateur artists. Please take this opportunity to send us your work with ‘manga fever’. We organizers are looking forward to hearing from you.

September 2022
Manga Pandemic Web Exhibition 2022 Executive Committee

展示会場のご案内Gallery

「パンデミック」「平和」「パンデミック+平和」をテーマに描き下ろされたマンガ作品を展示します。

An exhibition of specially commissioned works on the theme of ‘pandemic’, ‘peace’ and ‘pandemic + peace’.

Go to Gallery

しりあがり寿による「お手本」
/ Examples by Shiriagari Kotobuki

本展覧会に関する最新情報はマンガミュージアムのTwitterにてお知らせしています!

You can find news about this exhibition on the Manga Museum's Twitter page.