Mokita 2: The Sentimental Gene

Mokita 2: Sentimentality
Tuesday 16th October
10.00 – 17.00
Portico Rooms 
Somerset House London

Mokita 2: The Sentimental Gene
A one day Symposium Tuesday 16 October 2012

Details & Tickets:


Mokita’s second illustration forum will explore "The Sentimental Gene" in illustration, covering themes of presence, function, validity, and role of 'sentimentality' as a medium in Illustration.

The idea of sentimentality in visual language is often viewed negatively, whether through the cult of Kawaii (Cute), Character Art, Greetings Cards, Folk Art or Nostalgia, Fantasy Art, Souvenirs, Kitsch and even Hello Kitty. Yet these are all deeply rooted within culture & have mass visual appeal, with ‘retro’ and ‘folk’ particularly emerging as recurring themes in many contemporary illustrator’s work. Mokita will be ideal for students, practitioners and professionals involved in illustration. The fee includes lunch and refreshments.

Speakers include:
-Rob Ryan
-Sanna Annukka
-Jasper Goodall
-Jonny Hannah
-John O"Reilly, Editor of Varoom Magazine
-Laura Carlin

Organised by:
University of Brighton
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
Kingston University London