Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Manga-Mad Sian's in the Running for Young Artist Honour

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Manga-Mad Sian's in the Running for Young Artist Honour

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A TALENTED Teesside student has been shortlisted in the top 10 of a national poster competition out of an entry of thousands.

Sian Humble, 15, of Guisborough's Laurence Jackson School has been interested in the popular Manga-style of art since the age of five.

Manga is a mix of comic book influence and Japanese style - and is growing hugely in popularity in this country and abroad.

Sian drew her entry on her computer in just half an hour.

Now she's among the leaders in the Young Artist of the Year competition, the winner of which will be announced on December 7. The competition has gone out to thousands of UK schools.

And the winner will design a poster for the BBC TV Clothes Show Live. There will also be a pounds 500 cash prize for the winner and cash for the school too. The final is at the Birmingham NEC. …

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