Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Hello from Rica

Hi!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Please visit these links below for more information!

Thank you very much,
Rica Takashima


Covid related project

Fabric with a Big Drawing from the Big Apple



Manga/Anime drawing

Manga Sculpture at Randall’s Island

Participatory art project
Aliens in New York art project
https://aliensnewyork.wixsite.com/mysite


Wikipedia


Social practice art project

One Stop Family Pop Up

Ramp Project NYC (StopGap NYC)


Old website (1980s-2015ish)

Twitter

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Rica Takashima’s short profile as a Manga artist

 

In 1995, Rica started drawing the semi-autobiographical Manga portraying everyday lives of lesbians, in Japan’s premier lesbian magazine at that time. She struggled with her sexuality since her young age, but there were no movies/novels with themed positive lesbian stories even in 1980s. Her questions towards traditional Japanese patriarchal family values and discrimination against LGBT motivated her to start to draw conceptual Manga to public. Her project Manga book was published in 2003 and 2012 in English and Japanese, and Italian version in 2011. After she immigrated to the US with her family in 2008, she collaborates her work with Pride March, NewFEST LGBT film festival, and other diverse organizations.

She also created illustrations of We Can Do It! series, which encourages women in diversity. She sells cards, pins, tote, etc. with illustrations of diverse girls such as Afro girl, Hispanic girl, Hijab girl, FtM, Asian girl, and Braid girl. 

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Tachi-Mon Card♪

I received this illustration job from Jun @Kerox Hongo who is my senpai of Tokyo University of the Arts in 2023.

 

I drew characters for Tachi-Mon Cards in the Tachikawa South Shopping area. It looks like a Pokemon card.

It was a very fun job♪

I created the characters based on the wishes of 14 stores in Tachikawa South area.

Participants in the event could collect the Tachi-Mon cards for each store or shopping block as they walked around the town, and at the final stop, they could play a game with the cards.

I was very happy to see that some card collectors came from far away to collect the cards.

I wonder if some have compiled all the cards.

 

Which character is your favorite? Let me know!

 

 

昨年2023年に、東京藝大の先輩 Jun Kerox Hongoさんから頂いたイラストのお仕事です。

 

立川南口商店街のたちモンカードのキャラクターカードを描きました。ポケモンカードみたいな感じですね。

とても楽しいお仕事でした。

立川南口にある14のお店のご希望に沿ってキャラクターを作りました。

イベントの参加者は各お店や商店街のブロックごとのキャラクターカードを街歩きしながら集めて、最終地点ではカードを使ってゲームもできます。

カードを集めるためにわざわざ遠くから来たカードコレクターの方もいたようでとても嬉しいです。

店舗カード、商店街カードを全部コンプした方はいるのかなあ。

 

あなたはどのキャラクターが好きですか。教えてね。

 

#Tachikawa

#立川

#たちモン
#たちモンクエスト













Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Brooklyn Comic Con ♪

 日本語は下

I will participate in the Brooklyn Comic Con.

This event is one of the medium sized Comic-Cons that I find very enjoyable in the United States.

This ComiCon is like a toy box of everything collecting we enjoyed as kids.

The games and dancing are so much fun, and it's exciting to watch the attendees having so much fun. It's also nice to do cosplay and panels on a martial arts ring. I think it's only a matter of time before you can't get tickets anymore, so I hope you get to experience it while you can.

 

Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

BROOKLYN COMIC CON

Artist Ally #J4

June

Sat. 6/8 - 12PM-8PM
Sun. 6/9 - 12PM-7PM

 

MAJOR R OWENS WELLNESS CENTER 
1561 BEDFORD AVE. 
BROOKLYN, NY

 

ブルックリンコミコンに参加します。

このイベントは、私が米国でとても楽しいと思う中規模のコミコンの一つです。

子供の時に楽しかった全部を大人になって全部集めたおもちゃ箱のようなコミコンです。

ゲームもダンスもめっちゃ楽しいし、楽しんでる参加者を見るのもワクワクする。コスプレとかパネルを格闘技のリング上でやるのも良い。ジャビッツセンターのサイズだとこんな楽しいファンイベントのコミコンは無理だと思う。もうチケットが取れなくなるのは時間の問題だと思うので今のうちに体験して欲しいな。

 

#BrooklynComicCon

#Brooklyn
#NYCevents