Amazing stuff! Mangakas put any comic artist in the world to shame, their work ethic is incredible and, assistants or not, they do work that many hours to keep up with their deadlines. That's just the way it works over there, apparently. Thanks for posting the videos!
Wow... amazing. Awesome find 50% Grey! This is definitely going into my tutorial folder. Very eye opening and also a bit depressing. I mean, I love my art and all, but not enough to martyr myself for it. Gotta be more to life than sitting in a chair 16-20 hours a day seven days a week...
Alfredo Alcala was the first guy I ever heard of who devised his own "never dip" pen. Basically a crowquill with a hollowed out handle filled with cotton balls or some such that you fill from the back. When you look at Alcala's work, especially his Conan stuff, you can see that without his special pen he'd probably still be working on the first issue! LOL skritch...skritch...wipe...dip...skritch...skritch ...wipe...dip...skritch...skritch...wipe...flex... dip...skritch...skritch...gunshot.
You know, this has me thinking... just like we've got the 24-hour comic challenge, it seems to me that schedule would make for a terrific "7-Day Manga-Ka Challenge". Set aside a full week, turn off the phone, lock the doors and see if you're man (or woman) enough to survive the Manga-Ka Challenge! I'd say that "meetings with the editor" count as free hours that can be applied however you like (I'd guess SLEEPING) and "meal breaks" mean actually stopping for a rest and some food, eating at the board is acceptable. And, of course, since it's unlikely you have any assistants, all those pink boxes are just you scribbling away on pages.
And it looks like an average weekly manga chapter averages 15-20 pages?
Ready? GO! )
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