I always thought it was excessive smoking. I can't think of a mangaka aside from Araki who doesn't smoke. Pic related is three packs a day since high school.
Isn't this what fuels Yusuke Murata?
If you're not from japan nobodies going to want to read your fanfic tier manga unless it's porn.
Generally the way it goes for western manga artists, that or obscurity into limbo known as deviantart.
I'm just saying thay if you're in the buisness of writing fiction then writing books might be a better idea. There was a chart floating around of a mangaka's work schedule and it was insane.
Don't most westerners usually focus more on the art side of manga? There are a few who became assistants for some already established ones. Leave the story telling to the nips.
I'm not really sure about that but i know there's no major western manga. It's mostly american super hero comic books that we can do without being ridiculed. Which sucks because american comic book heroes is pretty much dead normie trash now with 0 innovation.
Most manga stories have become stagnant and cliche as well i believe. I think they're generally running out of creativity and talent in the story and lore department.
Drawing skills that are too good for any doujin to surpass.
There are Sin City and Walking Dead releases in b/w, same that manga, but dont know other printed comics with that style. There are webcomics in manga style, but most are watamote copies
Poor your heart and soul into the story/art only to have the publishing magazine give you a short deadline to wrap everything up. This in turn will result is a rushed ending that leaves a sour taste for your fans and makes you extremely bitter about realities of the manga industry.
Western have zero drawing skills, they cant make wallscrolls for masturbation sessions (also >>137793286)
Look dan-gelbooru only have pixiv pictures because deviantart only care about OC Sonic and Ponies recolor
>What is the secret to being a successful mangaka?
For starters, according to many Americans, you can't be white, because they'll never accept you as a mangaka ever.
isn't that a bad example? the manga adaption for that was made by a japanese person in japan, for japanese people. i don't think that shit is even getting released outside japan.
You know, Felipe Smith did a manga (peepo choo), was popular at all over there?
for the comics I read. I think what japanese artists have that the west struggle with is the ability to take a relatively mundane activity (gardening, playing a sport or game, being in a club, hobbies, etc.) and makes that subject interesting to read a story about without always having to pull out a genre trope in it. The author really pinpoints his or her interest and crafts a story that's character driven, informative (not necessarily educational) and still accessible to people who didn't have a clue about the subject going in.
Eyeshield 21 is my favorite example. It has surrealist aspects but they're used to show the intensity and strategy being played out on a football field. Compare that to Chris Sims/Bowers/Kowalchuk's Down Set Fight! We uses Football as a backdrop to a revenge/action story about punching mascots.
fanservice and moeshit
>Generally the way it goes for western manga artists, that or obscurity into limbo known as deviantart.
I know at least one exception.
Adam Warren isn't exactly what you'd call successful, even he'd say that. Better off that Fred Perry and Ben Dunn, but he still has a real job to make ends meet.
He actually found doing it super boring, which is why Dirty Pair ended up the way it did.
He did some stuff for Marvel, what ended up being the last good Gen 13 run, and for the last decade or so he's done Empowered, which I understand actually has a small following in Japan.
A manga can be generic or cliche but get millons of views in batoto, meanwhile there are no-cape comics that nobody read because have zero marketing .
Tomboy is western manga, if want no-capes
This is probably my favourite thing about manga, they've really nailed the 'formula' for creating hype in terms of art, panelling, dialogue, pacing, etc and it can be applied to nearly anything they choose.
As someone who's trying just that, make that basically every waking hour not spent fapping/eating. No assistants = ~16 hours of work every day for a decent upload schedule.
I wish there was some sort of English comic that didn't rely on the 2 cool 4 u crowd to get the ball rolling. I've tried to give SAGA a try since a few people recommended it but it has that shit that I hate in western media where every important character was a sarcastic piece of shit and/or psycho and thus I could barely get through the first few chapters. I'm probably biased though I don't really like actions stuff.
The courage to put everything on the line.
chrome nibs are for amatures
titanium nibs are the very thing for successful pros
Hard work and guts.
I don't have it...
SO I'LL WORK FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!`!!!!
But Miura has more GUTS than anybody and Berserk's KNOWN for being under loved