Harper College, which is located in the Chicago suburb of Palatine, is hosting “Rieko Saibara’s Manga Showdown” with award-winning Thermae Romae manga artist Mari Yamazaki. The event is taking place June 26, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. CDT. Tickets for the event, which will be in Japanese, cost US$10. The event is being sponsored by Japanese publisher Shogakukan in collaboration with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago.
This is the first overseas event for the “Manga Showdown” series, in which Rieko Saibara holds a live drawing “competition” with other manga creators.