Japanese Manga Artist and Illustrator Acky Bright Joins AX 2023!

We are excited to announce that Acky Bright is coming to Anime Expo 2023 as Guest of Honor!

Acky Bright is a manga artist and illustrator who has gained popularity for his “kawakakkoii” style drawings influenced by the golden age of Japanese manga and anime.

While working on manga and character design for major Japanese media companies, he has also worked on projects for US companies DC Comics and Hasbro since 2020. In 2021, he collaborated with BMW of Germany on a manga modeled after a real-life esports professional team. In 2022, he designed characters and artwork for the Japanese version of the popular German novel “WOOD WALKERS.” Also, he produced art toys in collaboration with 52TOYS in China. Recently, he has worked on the official coloring book for NETFLIX’s Korean drama “Squid Game” (Penguin Random House, scheduled for release in August 2023).

He also specializes in live drawing, painting directly on large canvases. Last year, starting with a solo exhibition in Tokyo, he captivated fans with several days of live drawing performances at Anime NYC and Tokyo Comic-Con.

His art book “B/W” (PIE International), released last year, attracted much attention in Japan and is scheduled to be released in Asia in January 2023 and in the US and Europe in October.

If you’re interested in attending Anime Expo 2023 and see Acky Bright draw live, be sure to grab your badge now!

We look forward to seeing all of you in-person at the Los Angeles Convention Center this July!

Anime Expo 2023  will run from July 1 through July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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