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Nairobi @ RaMoMA Museum of Modern Art
Nov 20, 2008

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Buenos Aires @ Ciudad Cultural Konex
Aug 26, 2008

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San Jose, CA @ The Improv
Oct 20, 2009

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Dubai @ The Third Line
Feb 03, 2010

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Bangkok @ Opposite
Oct 03, 2012

PAST VOL 15

Lisbon @ Teatro do Bairro
Oct 28, 2012

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New Haven @ Bentara
Jan 30, 2013

PAST VOL 23

Midcoast, Maine @ The Strand Theatre
Nov 14, 2014

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Barcelona @ Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
Nov 28, 2014

PAST VOL 61

Seattle @ Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
Mar 11, 2015

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Tasty Buddha

BY KOSHI KAWACHI
@ VOL 73 ON MAY 26, 2010

Artist Koshi Kawachi has found an interesting medium for his art: Japanese snacks. Follow his presentation as he shows us what he's been able to produce so far. (in Japanese and English)

"Presentation of the Day" on September 6, 2013.

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Nattbarn

BY HANNAH GUSTAVSSON
@ VOL 40 ON JUN 13, 2013

Hannah Gustavsson is a young illustrator and graphic novelist who presents her degree project from the Konstfack school of arts and design. In her soft-spoken, emotionally loaded presentation she speaks of her central character; one who faces teenage problems of sexuality, fitting in, school, identity, family life and social classes. Undisputed in her talent as an artist, what surprised everyone was the intellect of the narrative of Nattbarn (Night Child), a story to which we can all relate to some degree. (in Swedish)

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How I Get There: Nonsensical Comics about my Days in Japan

BY DAVID ROBERT
@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

Illustrator David Robert came to Japan to buy some special pens for his illustration work, and ended up staying permanently. The story that got him there, on the other hand, is a lot more complex than that. David speaks on the unique influence of Japanese, French, and American comic-book culture that has made him who he is today. 

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Bits of Elsewhere

BY ROB IRION
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2014

Rob Irion directs the Science Communication Program at UCSC. He's been a science journalist for more than 25 years, focusing on astronomy, cosmology, physics, and earth sciences. His most recent stories have appeared in National Geographic, Science, Smithsonian, and Scientific American. In his talk, listen as he describes how he came to have a passion and obession for space. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2014.

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Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters

BY LEAH BALL
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Leah Ball's childhood fascination with outer space and cosmic thinking informs her research, inquiry, and design process. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 5, 2014. 

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Sparklight Comics

BY MAKI YAMANE
@ VOL 119 ON NOV 26, 2014

Just how much do you know about American creator-owned comic books? Seattle-based Maki Yamane offers up an overview for a Japanese audience, and also talks about Sparklight Comics, her new publishing company that is bringing Japanese-translated editions of some of these books to Japan. (in Japanese)

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Il Tempo Di una Storia

BY SERGIO BADINO
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

Se ti piace scrivere (e quindi anche leggere), StudioStorie fa per te; se ami il cinema, la letteratura, i fumetti e, a prescindere dall’età, vuoi scoprire i segreti della scrittura, StudioStorie fa per te; se pensi di avere talento o, al contrario, non sei molto sicuro di averne, StudioStorie fa per te.

StudioStorie è una scuola, divertente ma rigorosa, che ti aiuterà a coniugare istinto e regole: perché scrivere non è solo improvvisazione, e neppure mero esercizio di stile. Scrivere è questione di cuore, di pancia e di testa. E siccome la tecnica si può apprendere e l’abilità perfezionare, è nata StudioStorie, la prima scuola che svela l’esistenza di alcuni princìpi comuni alla base dei diversi generi narrativi. Come in un gioco di prestigio, ma senza trucchi (tranne quelli del mestiere), l’esperienza e l’entusiasmo di Sergio Badino ti consentiranno di mettere in luce le tue attitudini e di acquisire la competenza necessaria per scrivere (bene) storie (belle).

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Comics of the Commuter Artist

BY NOBUFUMI "ZAJIROGH" TAKAHASHI
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

「地下鉄の座二郎」がおくる, サラリーマンを続けながら漫画家になる方法。 コラージュと通勤時間をつかって作品をつくる生活を紹介します。

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Intuitive Measures

BY SELMA DURAND
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Selma Durand is an industrial designer focusing on simplifying complexity to create intuitive products and meaningful design experiences. As an industrial designer at IDEO in New York, she designs products, spaces, interactive experiences and is particularly attentive to users' everyday relationship with objects, focusing on the weight of our lives! Learn to measure with Selma!

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The Neglected Basics

BY ANETTE AGA
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 23, 2015

“Maybe it was the school, maybe it was the programs, the teachers, the increasing descent into despair– which often happens in art school– but I did not feel i was being taken seriously. Every time I steered towards comics, I felt that I was being pulled over by the art police and fined for indecency.”

In The Neglected Basics from PechaKucha Night Bergen’s 4th Volume, Visual Communication student Anette Aga addresses the lack of focus on art in academia. This is a great problem for those who would go through academia to become a designer or illustrator. Comics, in particular, being so important to so many cultures, are unduly ignored.

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Roberto De Vido

Based in a tiny village outside of Tokyo, Roberto De Vido creates comics that cover everything from politics to sports, with a bit of everyday life mixed in. In this post, some of the works shown during his presentation at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 59. Below, pages from a project initiated with photographer Masaru Goto to highlight the plight of HIV/AIDS in Cambodia.

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The Art of Photographing Water, Indonesian Comics, and Post-Earthquake Christchurch

Presentations Chris Tennant is a physicist by day, but behind the lens he becomes the champion of photographing water. This presentation (from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1) takes us on an exploration of the soul of water's essence. The images are amazing enough, but Chris' narrative opens us to a deeper understanding of why we are always drawn to images of water. Anto Motulz is an Indonesian comic book artist, and in this presentation (in Indonesian, from PKN Jakarta Vol. 9) he tells us about the medium he had decided to express himself in. As a comic artist, he does not limit himself by drawing with one tool, and instead he will move from ballpoint to pencil to color pencil to brush, even using sticky notes as a medium. He also shares stories how he himself as an artist is adapting to technology development, from using Wacom and the iPad in creating his works. Posters We have a few additions to the Tumblr blog today, including posters for PKN Castellon Vol. 1, PKN Pisa Vol. 2, and PKN Christchurch Vol. 14 (pictured above). Here's more from PKN Christchurch organizer Jessica Halliday, on the poster, the upcoming event, and the current state of post-earthquake Christchurch.The poster was designed by noted New Zealand artist Julia Morison. We're in raptures over it -- it's the first illustrative design we've had for a PKN poster, hey're usually by designers who are obsessed with typography, not that there's anything wrong with that but it's a great privilege to have Julia make something so distinctive for us that so beautifully expresses PechaKucha. This time we're going to hold PechaKucha Night in The Court Theatre's temporary shed -- a post-earthquake example of temporary adaptive reuse of an industrial building for cultural purposes. It's in the urban-fringe village of Addington, so we're stepping outside the central city for the first time. Much of our central city is still cordoned off -- as it has been since the 22 February earthquake -- and it is now estimated that at least 80% of our central city buildings will be demolished. In addition, over 7000 domestic properties have been 'red-zoned,' meaning they won't be rebuilt on their existing sites and thousands of people have to find new places to live. This is a devastating loss and life here is still very difficult for many of the city's citizens. We hope PKNCHCH14 will be something of a bright spark in the cold, winter darkness. We've got an excellent line up -- from the eight listed on the poster we've now risen to 11 superb speakers from the fields of architecture, science, visual art and design. We may even get a special surprise twelfth speaker...Video Today, instead of photos, we share a video that offers a taste of the recent PKN Bilbao Vol. 13.  Calendar Tonight (July 3) you can catch PKN Cape Town Vol. 19 -- we're told there will be an 11-year-old presenter in the lineup -- and tomorrow you can look to the following two events: PKN Amsterdam Vol. 22 and PKN Utsunomiya Vol. 1. 

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Comics as Survival Mechanism

Kathy Macleod is a comics artist, and in her presentation (from PKN Bangkok Vol. 6) you find out how she goes about her creative process. You'll get to peer into her creative mind -- see what she feels and fears -- and maybe you'll find you can relate. To find out more about Kathy, and see more of her work, stop on by her blog.

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Creating Worlds of Limitless Possibility

Aliens, ghosts, vampires, zombies, assassins, never a dull moment in the world of comics. Comic artist Durwin Talon has worked on several series and anthologies, including DC's "Batman," "Skinwalker," "Bonds," and "Beautiful Scars." In "Creating Worlds of Limitless Possibility" from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 3, he discusses the creative process that goes into his art, and truly believes that with the power of a pencil, paper, and the ability to share your ideas, the world will be a much better place. 

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Peeking Through Tall Grasses

 Susannah Lohr On her Pecha Kucha Poster Design:  "So I came up with the idea for the poster when I was thinking about visual metaphors for what happens at Pecha Kucha. Since it's an event where you're in a crowd and you're watching speakers, you're listening to presentations, it feels a bit like you're peeking through tall grasses. You can "come through the grass" and learn more about this interesting person who's speaking, you can go up to them after and talk to them about their work. Or you can simply enjoy the experience in a passive way, just through observation. Both are valuable and important ways, in my opinion, to attend the event. I'm currently working on a mini-comic that I'll be debuting at the St. Louis Small Press Expo. It's about three super-heroines saving a town from destructive supernatural cat demons. It takes place in a world heavily influenced by historical Japanese films and comics. " Learn more about this uber talented artist and illustrator: http://susannahlohr.com/

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Maki Yamane

Just how much do you know about American creator-owned comic books? Seattle-based Maki Yamane will be joining us at next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 119 (on Wednesday, November 26) to talk about that, as well as Sparklight Comics, her new publishing company that is bringing some of these comic books to Japan, translated in Japanese.皆さんはアメリカン・クリエイター・オリジナル・コミックブックについてどこぐらいご存知?シアトルを拠点に活動されているMaki Yamaneが来週のペチャクチャナイトVol. 119(11月26月(水)) に参加。彼女の新しい出版会社Sparklight Comicsにて日本語に翻訳され日本にもたらしたいくつかのコミックについて話していただきます。

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A HUGE MISTAKE - JOEL SPEASMAKER

Meet Joel Speasmaker. He will be speaking at A HUGE MISTAKE Joel Speasmaker is the proprietor of forest design, a Los Angles based Graphic Design Studio. Joel has served as the art director for Anthem magazine, comics editor for Swindle, co-creative director for Spacebomb Records and is currently the creative director of renowned Soccer magazine, Howler.  

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Paper is Still Alive!

"Comics, illustration, photography, text, poetry, calligraphy, all media are welcome in Labo." In Paper is Still Alive, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo, Vol. 126, French illustrator, and Labo publisher, Julie Blanchin presents her experimental, beautifully silk screen handcrafted, limited edition magazine that brings together French and Japanese artists from all walks. Interestingly, Labo Magazine spawned from both inspiration and need, after Blachin's plans to write a book on a expedition to Antarctica with the Japanese Institute of Polar Research suddenly and unexpectedly fell through. Her storyboards leading up to the book became part of her blog, and would eventually became part of Labo. "Paper is still alive" she says, calling for new participants and collaborators. Get in touch with her to participate!

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Comite Academico #Pechakuchagt - Octubre 2015

Nuestro comite academico organizando nuestras proximas actividades...Gracias por su tiempo..

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Nakano: Tokyo’s East Village

"Nakano is a place where you can be yourself, where you can do things your own way."In Nakano: Tokyo’s East Village from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, repeat presenter and crowd favorite, Japanophile Extraordinaire Benjamin Boas takes the stage as the newly anointed "Nakano Ambassador”, championing one of Tokyo's more eccentric neighborhoods. Adding the title to an already long list of accolades including being the only foreigners to publish a manga in Japan, titled "Everything I Know About Japan I Learned From Comics and Video Games", here he give us a deeper perspective on the charms of this illustrious Tokyo ward. Benjamin Boasさんは、4歳の時から箸を使いビデオゲームで遊んできた大の親日家。昨年は小学館から著書『日本のことは、マンガとゲームで学びました。』を出版され、PKN Vol. 122でもプレゼンテーションされました。昨秋に中野区観光大使に就任し、2回目のPKN出演となる今回は、その中野区のディープな魅力をたっぷり紹介していただきます。Benjaminさんの熱い中野愛に魅了され、月末は皆さんきっと中央線に乗ることになるでしょう。お出かけ前に、PKNで中野情報をしっかりインプットしてください!

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