MDC’s Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, MAGIC, to Host Award-Winning Manga Artist Kohei Nishino

Miami, March 4, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC), in collaboration with the Consul General of Japan in Miami, will host a lecture and workshop featuring award-winning Manga artist Kohei Nishino Friday, March 11. Free admission.

Guests of all ages are invited to attend public workshops and lectures led by Nishino during a two-day visit to South Florida. Each session will also offer an opportunity to ask this accomplished artist and associate professor from Kyoto Seika University questions.

Nishino worked on the animated film “Gundam F91” and was a guest panelist at San Diego Comic-Con. He has published many works under both his name, as well as the shared pen-name “Konohana Sakuya.” One of his co-authored manga, “Encounters,” won the Grand Prize of the World Manga Faithful Readership Award in 2002, and the Cultural Agency’s Jury’s Choice Award for Manga at the 2003 Media Arts Festival. Nishino has also been published in the popular monthly, Shonen Jump Magazine. He additionally creates artwork for novels and Web-based animation.

For more information, please contact Mauricio Ferrazza, 305-237-7852, or Miwako Patton, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, at 305-530-9090, or

WHAT:            MAGIC to Host Award-Winning Manga Artist Kohei Nishino

WHEN:            Friday, March 11, 3 – 5 p.m.  – Pen like a Pro: Manga Workshop

Friday, March 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Creating Manga: An Artists Perspective Lecture

WHERE:         MAGIC at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 8, 1st Floor

300 N.E 2nd Avenue