On March 16th, exhibit “Katsuya Terada TEN- 10 Year Retrospective-” will commence at the Kyoto International Manga Museum. It will introduce the vast body of works produced by manga artist and illustrator Katsuya Terada during the past ten years. The 300 works on display include original artworks of manga, illustrations for novels and games, character and background designs, and more.

Video footage of Terada’s work in progress is also screened at the gallery to introduce the ingenuity of his creations. Special events include the artist’s public talk and live drawing performance. Editor and exhibition producer Gabin Ito supervises the exhibit.

Katsuya Terada started using computer and pen tablets to create his works from early on and is now the guru digital artist leading the industry. Admitting influence from French comic artist Moebius together with movie director and comic artist Enki Bilal, Terada integrates elements of European comics and traditional Japanese paintings- especially in lines and shadow expressions from the latter. Terada’s unique style has earned him worldwide popularity.

Among his vast array of works are manga “Saiyukiden Daienou (Monkey King)” and “Rakuda Ga Warau”, character design for game “BUSIN”, and creature design for movie “Yatterman”. His recent works include the “Future Life Diagrams” exhibit at Takashimaya Shinjuku Art Gallery and the “Cat and Dragon” exhibit at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

【Event Information】
Katsuya Terada TEN- 10 Year Retrospective-
Venue: Kyoto International Manga Museum, 2nd Floor, Galleries 1, 2, 3
Address: Karasuma- Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto (former Tatsuike Primary School)
Date: March 16 - June 30, 2013
Time: 10 am - 6 pm (admission until 5:30 pm)
Closed: Wednesdays (except March 20 and May 1) and March 21
Admission: free (however, general admission fee for the museum required)