Award-Winning Manga Artist Kohei Nishino Brings the Japanese Comic Book Art Form to Miami, Delray Beach and Lauderhill March 11 and 12

MIAMI, Fla. – Award-winning manga artist Kohei Nishino will host three free sessions and workshops for South Floridians of all ages to experience the unique style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. Sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, the workshops include a Q&A session for visitors to learn more about the dynamic art form that captivates a global audience.

Times and locations of the manga sessions include:

Friday, March 11, 2016

Creating Manga: An Artist’s Perspective

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus, 315 N.E. 2nd Avenue in Miami, building 8.

Saturday March 12, 2016

Creating Manga: An Artist’s Perspective

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach. *Free event with museum admission ticket purchase.

Pen like a Pro: Manga Workshop

5 to 6:30 p.m. at Tate’s Comics, 4566 N. University Drive in Lauderhill.

Kohei Nishino, a.k.a. Denjiro, made his debut in 1980 after winning the Best Newcomer Manga Artist award from Shogakukan, a publisher of literature, manga, non-fiction and other media in Japan.

Since then, he has published work in Shonen Sunday, Shonen Jump, Shonen Magajin, Combat Comic and Animal House magazines. Nishino has created artwork for various graphic novels and contributed his efforts to the animated film “Gundam F91.”

A former guest panelist at San Diego Comic-Con, he has published many works under his shared pen name, Konohana Sakuya. One of his co-authored manga, “Encounters,” won the World Manga Faithful Readership Award in 2002 and the Cultural Agency’s Jury’s Choice Award for manga at the 2003 Japan Media Arts Festival.

An Associate Professor of Arts at Kyoto Seika University, Nishino runs popular manga website Hana Maru Weekly.

For more information about this event, please contact the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami and Miwako Patton at or call 305-530-9090.