NCN Mini Convention in Tokyo 2009

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Court Jones, a caricature master from San Diego, USA revealed his alter ego during his seminar. Which inspired me to draw him as his own made-up character "The Horseman".


Steve Hearn and wife Wendy from UK. Steve is the NCN European ambassador who is 'lost in translation'.


Mizuki the Osaka punk rocker with sleeping disorder.


SayG from Fukuoka City threw everyone off by shaving off his beard on the last day.


This is wickedly cute by Sosuke. I like it very much.

I was in Tokyo for an NCN mini-convention. Occasions like this is where we professional caricaturists from around the world learn from one another and compete in an healthy environment for coveted titles such as caricaturist of the year, and best caricatures in different categories. The Japanese experience is different in that there are a lot of Manga influence in their caricatures and are generally heavy on design. Nevertheless, they are excellent craftsmen. We drew intensely for two full days in between attending seminars by leading artists and then we judge each other’s work on the final day followed by a grand dinner and award ceremony. I took this opportunity to try my hands at watercolors.

I had tons of photos from Tokyo mini-con that can be viewed from these albums:

Day 1 & 2 photos

Day 3 & 4 photos

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