Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7pm
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Admission is free.
Jiraiya has long been one of the most beloved gay comics and illustration icons in Japan. However, until recently, his work was only available outside of Japan through the cached back channels of the Internet. Today, his freehand photo-realistic illustrations of Asian masculine hyperbole gain visibility through a diverse array of merchandise as well as his popular manga—known as much for its exquisite illustration style as it is for its sympathetic and uncanny portrayal of the queer quotidian. In his first public speaking engagement ever, the artist known as Jiraiya will talk about the journey to his unique style, process, craft, and career, with visual aids and live demonstration of his drawing work. The discussion will be followed by a reception celebrating Jiraiya’s arrival in the United States.
Find more information on Jiraiya’s U.S. tour, including additional events in Los Angeles, here.