Make Mine Manga Exhibition

  • DATE

    6-30 June 2023

  • TIME

    10:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Bolton Central Library, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, BL1 1SE

Make Mine Manga is a free exhibition for anyone curious about manga as well as the avid fan. Drawn from material from the Kyoto Manga Museum, it has been specially created by Paul Gravett, comic publisher, fan and author of ‘Manga: 60 Years Of Japanese Comics.’

Manga have become a pop-culture phenomenon in the UK and more and more people are reading them. Six of the top ten bestselling graphic novelists in Britain are Japanese manga authors. In the exhibition, explore how these comics evolved first in Japan and how their brilliant creators continue to expand the medium. And discover today’s generation of award-winning British talents making manga their own way into a truly global language.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival (LICAF), is an annual comics art festival and advocate for comic art. Established in 2013, the not-for-profit festival takes place for a weekend in October each year, originally in Kendal, and since 2022 in multiple venues in Bowness-on-Windermere. Over the three-year period 2023 to 2026, LICAF will bring a new comic art exhibition to the Festival of Libraries to appear in Bolton and Manchester.

If you love Manga, be sure to attend our Manga workshops also taking place during the Festival of Libraries.