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Japanese Manga with Max Weiss

Japanese Manga Workshop with Max Weiss (Hybrid)

Are you a fan of Sailor Moon, Naruto, or One Piece? What about popular anime titles such as Cowboy Bebop, Dragon Ball Z, or the films of Hayoao Miyazaki?

When we look at visual storytelling (aka “comics”) on the world stage, it is impossible to overlook the influence of Japanese cartooning. Japanese comics, also known as “manga”, have steadily grown in international markets since first becoming popular in the 1960s. Today manga is the second largest category in the US graphic novel market, with three times the sales of conventional superhero comics! Join local cartoonist Max Weiss in this comic-making workshop where we will dive into what makes Japanese comics so special and find ways to incorporate these techniques in our own art. All skill levels are welcome!

This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually.

  • COVID SAFETY: We’ll be following social distancing protocol, taking temperatures, and providing masks and sanitizer as needed.
  • ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: If you have any questions/issues accessing any of these opportunities, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can participate.
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Book Event

In-Person Workshop Registration Free
Available Tickets: 7
The In-Person Workshop Registration ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Virtual Workshop Registration Free
Available Tickets: 19
The Virtual Workshop Registration ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


Tuesday, March 1, 2022


Zoom links will be provided to virtual participants.
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Just Buffalo Writing Center


Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Just Buffalo Literary Center


Just Buffalo Literary Center
(716) 832-5400

Featured Artist

  • Max Weiss
    Max Weiss

    Max Weiss is a Buffalo Native Cartoonist and songwriter, and vocalist of the national touring act, Welks Mice. After receiving a BA in English Literature and Art Education from the University of Vermont in 2012, Max returned to Buffalo where he self-published two graphic novels and released one LP on One Percent Press. Max works as an academic life coach for students with disabilities at the nonprofit organization Accessible Academics. His third title, Time For Lunch,/em>, is slated to be published by Secret Acres in 2022.

    photo cred: Jillian Barrile Photography

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