Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Manga Mama

Some kids get magicians at their birthday parties, others get princess makeovers. But REALLY lucky ones get an original Manga portrait as drawn by my very talented friend Sonoko, who recently launched what must be London's only Manga portrait party service. Actually, make that Britain's only Manga portrait party service. For a frankly small amount she'll come and do a ten minute portrait of every child you've invited. You can read more about it (and watch a video demo) on her Manga blog.

And you should, you really should. Just think of the party kudos: how many other party bags contain an original Manga portrait? And she's seriously good. Her other projects include designing jewellery for Anna Lou of London and Giles Peterson's set at this summer's Standon Calling festival. You can read more about her work as a graphic artist here.

And the the record: this is NOT a sponsored post. (I don't think the Manga Louis she did as a present for his second birthday counts.) In fact, I've never done a sponsored post because I'm not on any PR radars. (Not that I'm complaining!)

13 comments:

PR! said...

You are so on PR radar! But I'm enjoying reading for now :)

solveig said...

This is amazing - I think it would be fab at a party instead of party bags. S x

nappy valley girl said...

Definitely very cool & so much better than the usual party tat, most of which goes straight in the bin!

danyulo said...

OMG!!!Thank you so much for the super lovely comments Susie...can't believe it!! It is too good for me. And what a fantastic photo of Louis-Louis with his portrait! Louis-Louis's portrait is my favourite and I am so happy that you like it very much too! I am emailing the photo to my family in Japan now. They will love it especially Togo!Sonokoxxx

Becky Goddard-Hill said...

Stunning pic how talented your freind is.

ella said...

That's such an original party idea!

mama-andmore said...

Brilliant idea! I'll definitely be checking this out, and can think of a few friends who would love this idea too. Major high cool quotient! I want one!

Kate said...

Good God that's the cutest kid I've ever seen. Want to swap?

~Mama said...

Too cool! Best party favour ever...

solveig said...

Hello!

Your friend Sonoko is coming to do pictures at my daughter's birthday party this afternoon! Really looking forward to meeting her - so glad you posted about this, it's such a great thing.

S x

Babies who brunch said...

Hey Solveig!

That's so great to hear. I know she's really excited about it. Hope it goes brilliantly. Am sure it will. Let me know! xx

solveig said...

Just wanted to let you know that Sonoko's drawings at my daughter's party were a great success!

S x

http://www.solveig.co.uk/2011/01/manga-party-portraits.html

Babies who brunch said...

That's great they went so well @Solveig. Really pleased! Here's hoping she gets more bookings because she deserves to.