Aspiring Manga Artist, Philip, Talks About His Passion

September 20 2017
Renal patients use their time in many interesting and inspirational ways. This is a brief insight into the artistic passion of one of our patients, Philip, who is an aspiring Manga artist.

In Philip's own words:

Konnichi-wa O Namae wa, Philip San Desu, or Hello, my name is Philip.

I am an aspiring Manga artist. Like many Manga artists, I'm completely self taught.

I began drawing Manga in 1993 when I was just 13. I don't think I was very good back then, but I'd like to think I'm a lot better at it now.

So what is Manga?

or as it is written in Japanese kanji characters.

Well, it's a Japanese style of comic art that evolved from American comics of the late 1940's.

Don't think that Manga is something exclusively for the younger audience, though, just because of the word "comic".

In it's native Japan, Manga caters for nearly everyone, whatever their age, gender or interest. The same applies to Manga Animation (known as Anime).

My dream would be to one day see a Manga novel on the bookshelf in a bookshop, with my characters in the story. I am also a huge fan of almost anything in Japanese "Pop and counter" culture, so I would love to go to Tokyo one day as well.

Well thank you for taking the time to look at my artwork and read what I had to say.  I hope you enjoyed lookig at my artwork as much as I had Drawing them.

Thank you
Philip Binding

I think you'll agree, Philip is very talented and we wish him well in fulfilling his ambitions and realising his dreams. Thank you for sharing them with us.

If you have any talents or stories that you'd like to share with us, please do get in touch at

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