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Title: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Corycaly on September 12, 2010, 04:49:43 PM
what is the mangaraiders anthology?
The MR anthology is a collective project whose goal is to learn how to make and publish a project. It will include original art and stories created by Mangaraiders.

Who can take part?
All mangaraiders can take part.

How can I join the project?
 Everybody can join the project for FREE.  You can join the project by posting in this topic:
http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,7016.msg129422/boardseen.html#new

Will I earn money from the anthology?
You will not earn money from the book selling since it's a non profit project. The price of the book covers the printing cost only.


What kind of stories can be published in the Mangaraiders anthology?
It must be a story you created yourself.
Stories/drawings related to an existing movie/manga/anime/video game etc (fanfiction) aren't accepted.
It must be an original story and universe and PG 13 rating. Nothing nude or hentai!
Maximum 20 pages and only one author note.

What about copyright?
Artists and writers will retain the copyright to their material.
Participating in the anthology only means that you give us the right to publish the content .
More information can be found at:
http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,1982.0.html

Are there files settings to follow?
Your pages must follow those details:
resolution 300 dpi
Format a5 with 1cm borders.
We will post a template once we have met our new printer.

jpeg files only.

It is essential to use the printers template to respect the printers trims and cuts
or else your art may be cut off during the printing process. Please put art in the Live area only!
We won't be held responsible if a badly formated page is either refused by the printer or badly printed.

Which program should I use? Can I draw my pages without pc?
Gimp, Photoshop, Paint...use whatever program you want! You  can also draw your pages naturally with a pen and scan them. In all cases, please follow  our page settings.

Are there page rules to follow?
The text must be justified in every page.
Only font accepted is Comic sans MS size 10 for the manga pages. You can use Times New Roman for your author page.

I have a problem with formating/inking the pages, what must I do?
You can post your question in the anthology board, we will help you! An inking help can be provided, please check this:
http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php?topic=2757.0

I have ended my pages. What must I do?
Once a story is ended by its author, it must be send to the Editorial Team which will check the files and confirm them.
The Editorial Team will check grammar mistakes, files settings (resolution, etc etc).
All necessary corrections will be signaled by the Editorial Team to the authors so they can correct their own files.
   
What happens next?
Once all stories are received and confirmed, The Editorial Team will put the anthology together,
by making an Index page and a cover, and by renaming the files.
Once ended, the anthology will be send  to the printer.

I don't want my story to be published anymore in an anthology. What must I do?
The printer asks a fee to remove pages. The fee must be paid by the author initiating the change.

What is the Editorial Team?
The Editorial team is a little group of mangaraiders who control and put together the anthology files.
http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php?topic=3376.0

Can I help them?
You can help the Editorial team by:
sending correct files
and of course by joigning them.
 
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Lirne on September 12, 2010, 05:20:45 PM
This will help a lot whenever I might get a story in the anthology.  :)
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Paulis1tp on February 16, 2011, 03:45:05 PM
I do not understed what do You mean by printing my story?
does the team print it and publish it in some book? I do not understand.....
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on February 16, 2011, 05:06:13 PM
pretty much. it's physically printed like a real manga. much thinner but the same concept.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Paulis1tp on February 16, 2011, 05:17:01 PM
So what kind of books do they put our manga to? And do they tell us? Is ts some kind of manga magazine or something?
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on February 16, 2011, 07:09:35 PM
well its a self publication. so it's just our stuff. and it can be ordered from the printer online.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Paulis1tp on February 18, 2011, 06:52:52 PM
When do you plan next publication?
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Jeff Nice (gieph) on February 23, 2011, 11:18:08 PM
hmm.. this got my attention..
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: gowra hari on July 11, 2014, 10:44:48 AM
can anyone submit a story for this anthology
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on July 11, 2014, 10:47:26 AM
yes. though the project is kind of down at the moment.

just remember that you have to format what you submit yourself. the specifications are around here somewhere.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: beige.blancmange on January 09, 2015, 06:31:55 AM
I really think that we should push this idea more.
The idea of having a 20 page max story.
One-shots all the way.
Do you have any idea how much of a success this would be in Mangaraiders?
-to be able to view a huge amount of short but COMPLETE stories instead of unfinished long ones?
This is a realistic and advantageous limit that will only help us improve.
BRB- starting right now.

Seriously, this could be what we're missing here all along.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Hasith on January 09, 2015, 06:49:14 AM
Unfortunately there aren't many who willing to do the last mile when it comes to become a real Manga Artist or writer. Everyone want to be one but when they get a chance to do something real there aren't many who want to take that step.

You are right this is one of those rare chances you get to see your Comics in real book. But you can see there aren't many who willing to do it. This is why I used to recommend people to check or anthologies when someone wants an artist or writers. We have many great writers and artists but not many who really have what u need to become a real life writer or artist. Sad but it's the truth from what have seen for years.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Hasith on January 09, 2015, 06:58:52 AM
Hmm maybe if those who willing to take part leave a comment saying  they want to be part of it we can start it again when there are enough people to get it going. )
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: beige.blancmange on January 09, 2015, 07:08:05 AM

sigh... oh well... looks like I have to do all the work again.
Hasith, I don't really talk much, but I really think this site is awesome and brimming with potential.
I really want to help. I think we, the Mangaraiders community can do this.
20 pages should be doable so I'll start. Hopefully we get something good out of it.
I'll be back. Slowly but surely ;)
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: fakehero on January 09, 2015, 07:14:30 AM
I'll, join too.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: beige.blancmange on January 09, 2015, 07:24:26 AM
Hey, fakehero.
We need your help on this.
I've seen your works. They are pro-level.
You already know what needs to be done.
You're probably better than me but I'm pretty pro too.
Let's do our best, yeah?  8)
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Hasith on January 09, 2015, 07:28:10 AM
Actually 20 pages is the max. You can just make 5 page comic and submit that to anthology. It shouldn't be hard at all.

Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: fakehero on January 09, 2015, 07:43:23 AM
@beige.blancmange- thanks, i'm not at that level yet. yeah, we'll do our best :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: darlingGrim on January 09, 2015, 09:12:27 AM
It would be nice if we could get enough members.
I want to but I also understand that it's unlikely. You'd have to have a set standard for direction (right to left or left to right so that we don't have them going every which way). Also if there are any color pages. You could ask for 'filler' illustrations. For between comics.

If we ever do get enough members we might be able to use the "Storyboard/Genre challenge" to help members get a kickoff and put all the finished versions in (I can dream).

Honestly I kind of want to take more use of the MangaRaider DA page and use it for promotion for the forums, but if we do that we run the risk of spammers and large amounts of advertisers that don't read forum rules.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: MissChurro on January 09, 2015, 03:19:05 PM
I really would like to bring this back, but it will definitely take some work. :hmm:

I have a recommendation though. How about we have both comics and illustrations in the anthology? Perhaps the first half could be comics, and the other half could be stand-alone illustrations. I think this would help get more members to participate, because not all artists can write or can find writers to work with, so it'd be better for them to just create a stand-alone illustration. :hmm:

@darlingGrim: I agree, I think we need to take advantage of the DA page and all social media more. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Nekonomicon on January 09, 2015, 04:45:17 PM
I've not read all the information yet, but this sounds like fun!
I'd love to do a few pictures (but not too often) :D
Best way to improve is not to practice.....it's to jump head first into it!

I hope.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Hasith on January 14, 2015, 12:08:21 PM
You can see first 2 vol.s here,

http://www.indyplanet.com/front/brand/Mangaraiders/
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on January 14, 2015, 12:52:34 PM
The mangaraiders anthology...
Wonderful memories =^,^=

If we are starting this up again, i'm in  :tongue:






 :ohmy:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Hasith on January 14, 2015, 09:52:29 PM
I'm waiting to see how many interested. Also if this gonna happen this time it will happen in different way.

About putting Artists and writers projects together, We tried that and it didn't work great. That's one reason why we started writers anthology separate.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: darlingGrim on January 14, 2015, 10:00:55 PM
I'm interested! I'll probably use the 10 pg Magical themed story for mine. Although I'll need to know if it's meant to be read left to right or right to left. Since I'm still storyboarding it's easy to change directions.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: MissChurro on January 14, 2015, 10:16:32 PM
I'm interested! :thumbsup:
Although, does it have to be a comic or may I submit a single illustration? :hmm:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on January 14, 2015, 10:17:20 PM
the first ones were left to right. so i imagine we'll keep that trend. much harder to get a book published backwards
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Hasith on January 14, 2015, 10:48:48 PM
I think we accepted Illustrations for first vol but the decided to stop because it's not the purpose of Anthology. We wanted members to get hands on experience about how do you get your comics published properly.  Formatting and creating pages covers the big part of whole process.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: fakehero on January 15, 2015, 02:17:17 AM
Is the paper size and resolution still the same? 300 dpi A5?
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Hasith on January 15, 2015, 09:43:40 PM
dpi is same but I have to check about paper size. Since we might have to use Indyplanet again or other new printer.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: SapphireStar on January 16, 2015, 01:27:31 PM
I'm interested in doing this!

I'm gonna have to brainstorm a story... :hmm:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: SapphireStar on January 16, 2015, 01:43:22 PM
I have a question though: just to clarify, are we supposed to do the art traditionally or digitally? (I honestly prefer to do my stuff digitally...but I'm just checking to make sure that's okay.)
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: April.Showers on January 16, 2015, 04:29:59 PM
I'd love to do it! Gotta think of a story, sound like a good challenge!
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on January 16, 2015, 06:14:06 PM
You can draw traditionally as long as you have the means to scan, upload, and edit it to the proper specifications.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: SapphireStar on January 16, 2015, 06:39:10 PM
I guess what I'm asking is if there's any problem with coloring the comic digitally. I know it's an odd (and probably dumb) question, but I like to double check on these things.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on January 16, 2015, 06:51:09 PM
you can go ahead and do the art however you like. like I said, the important part is that you can edit it to the correct specifications for size and quality and what not
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on January 24, 2015, 04:49:30 AM
fi we are going to do this now, when is the deadline?..
:notunderstand:

just so i don't get an unpleasant suprise later on =TT,TT=






 :ohmy:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on January 24, 2015, 07:36:40 AM
no deadline yet, still just trying to get enough projects on the move, since that's kinda what doomed the last attempt
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: beige.blancmange on January 24, 2015, 06:49:05 PM
Yes. No deadlines please. I'm a slow worker.
However, I shall do my best to give you all a great yet short story.
As we all should. :)
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: MissChurro on January 24, 2015, 11:12:20 PM
Yes, we should all do our best! How's everyone doing so far?

I have at least the beginning of my story sorted out, so as soon as we decide on a new printer and get our page specifications I can begin drawing! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: darlingGrim on January 25, 2015, 01:08:52 AM
I'm still working on the storyboard. I redid the character design for the main character though. Made it more "magical girl". I'm questioning some of my choices with the current storyboard progress, but it's not horrible.

I just defaulted to A4 out of habit but it should be large enough to adjust to whatever the printers settings are.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on January 25, 2015, 05:38:00 AM
i am still working on the rough drawing...
so it's going kinda slow here... =~,~;=

but it's as it always have been  :tongue:






 :ohmy:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: SapphireStar on January 25, 2015, 03:44:08 PM
I'm still working on the story for mine :P
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on January 30, 2015, 06:03:35 AM
the rough drawing done  :dance:
now i will start with the real drawing  :clapping:






 :ohmy:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: beige.blancmange on January 31, 2015, 10:49:15 AM
the rough drawing done  :dance:
now i will start with the real drawing  :clapping:






 :ohmy:

Wow you're fast! I'm done drafting pg 15. How is everybody else doing?
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: SapphireStar on February 02, 2015, 11:47:29 AM
Still stuck on the story. :P
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: April.Showers on February 02, 2015, 03:04:17 PM
Same  :confused: Im short of ideas, we'lol see what I come up with..
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: beige.blancmange on February 11, 2015, 09:39:02 AM
I am still at drafting. 17 pages and counting. Just letting you guys know.
Although I feel like some people might need a good refresher so I
posted a new story at the Member's Manga Section.

But don't get distracted. Get those one-shots going!  8)
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on February 11, 2015, 09:47:53 AM
Don't forget that the page cap is 20!
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: beige.blancmange on February 11, 2015, 09:51:56 AM
Too late. I just exceeded it. Should I still keep going? I estimate it about 30 pages max. LOL  :biggrin:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Manimal on February 11, 2015, 10:48:15 AM
Huh, I saw this before but I never really looked into it. Now that I just read the whole topic and looked at the page with he previous 2 volumes I really want to do this. I've been here over a year and I never looked what the anthology is. I want this to happen but I need to actually do something for real this time. I always do nothing when I say I will. But this is really cool. I need a good idea though...I want to do this!
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Manimal on February 11, 2015, 09:16:30 PM
I've been thinking of ideas all day. Here's my progress so far.

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/1lzpUYv.jpg)

God damnit why.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: MissChurro on February 11, 2015, 10:23:43 PM
I feel ya, Manimal.

(http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y498/MissChurro/The_zpsp9m3zttp.gif) (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/MissChurro/media/The_zpsp9m3zttp.gif.html)
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on February 11, 2015, 11:53:38 PM
Too late. I just exceeded it. Should I still keep going? I estimate it about 30 pages max. LOL  :biggrin:

You can if you wish, but I don't know if you'll be able to get it into the antho though.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Manimal on February 12, 2015, 09:42:13 PM
Okay I got an idea now and I just wrote a passable script. Now I hope I can draw it...I made a quick one shot about a dude's first day on the job, only it's written by me so it's really crazy and dramatically stupid. I actually just combined two scripts of the same series idea I had before and added a bit more. I want this to happen so I'm going to do my best to do as much as I can for it. It feels to me like this isn't going to happen, but I'm going to try and do my part to get stuff going and if I don't than I'm going to look pretty dumb after saying all this.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: SapphireStar on February 13, 2015, 09:18:57 PM
I'm still stuck on my story.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on February 18, 2015, 07:43:11 AM
i just got my internet connection during the little journey...
so, i am just wondering...
WHAT HAVE I MISSED!..  :confused:

we havenĀ“t come up with a deadline yet, right?..






 :noidea:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on February 18, 2015, 09:44:38 AM
not yet. just concentrate on producing a 20 page or less story!
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on February 19, 2015, 03:50:18 AM
sounds good, then i will try to get my ass
in gear to work on that again when i comes home.

the rough sketch is less then 20 times, and reminds kinda much
of the last/first time i did a work for the anthology...

by the way, last time we did the anthology... we should have a forum
there we should write progress and put up photos of how our work
were going...
shall we skip it this time, or shall have it?..






 :ohmy:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Corycaly on February 23, 2015, 01:04:07 PM
It's good to see our Anthology project is still alive. I hope that this time we'll have lots of motivated people! I'm impatient to see the completed projects. ^^
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Sukebe on February 23, 2015, 10:06:34 PM
Doesn't look alive to me. I was expecting serious discussions but the last few posts were one-liner about having no idea to draw.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Manimal on February 23, 2015, 10:47:13 PM
There isn't going to be much action until someone posts something and even then who knows what'll happen with the current state of the forum. It may seem hopeless right now but it's not that easy to come up with an idea for something like this. As I said I got my script already written, it's just a matter of sorting my art out in this odd drawing phase of mine. But I'll try. That's all I can do.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: beige.blancmange on February 24, 2015, 01:46:20 AM
My status:

Story Concept                              - 100% Done
Storyboards                                 - 100% Done
Main Drawing                               - 20%   Done   
Scanning and Cleaning                 - 0%     Done
Digital (Text/Speech/Screentone)  - 0%     Done
Finalizing and Logo                       - 0%     Done

I prefer doing the logo last.
No time to discuss. Time to draw.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: darlingGrim on February 24, 2015, 01:52:13 AM
I want to redo the last part of my storyboard and make it longer. I don't really like the plot, I'm using the magical girl prompt I gave earlier (but I don't like magical girl so I kind of shot my own foot). But I figure I'll at least finish it. Even though I don't really like the story.
I'll post the pages up when I get them done (but I have other priorities atm so it'll definitely take a while)
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: beige.blancmange on February 24, 2015, 04:43:07 AM
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/055/f/8/001_bg_practice_by_beigeblancmange-d8jbaaa.jpg)

This is page 1.
What was I thinking?
There's no way I can keep this quality lol.
REJECTED! Back to step one.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: darlingGrim on February 24, 2015, 06:09:58 AM
Woah! Very nice!
Traditional work always makes me happy.

I don't have a scanner (well I do but I can't figure out how to configure it so that my drawings aren't super pixelated). [/sib]
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Corycaly on February 24, 2015, 07:53:37 PM
I'm glad to see we have members motivated by this anthology . The hardest part isn't taking part on this book, it's being stubborn enough to create and complete your own project. That is the most difficult part of this adventure.

I hope we will have several stories/ arts completed!
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on February 25, 2015, 04:30:30 PM
I'm glad to see we have members motivated by this anthology . The hardest part isn't taking part on this book, it's being stubborn enough to create and complete your own project. That is the most difficult part of this adventure.

I hope we will have several stories/ arts completed!


agree =^,^=
wonder how many times i cursed this thing the last/first time  :clapping:






 :ohmy:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on March 02, 2015, 11:28:44 AM
How's it going for everyone here?..  :sleep:






 :ohmy:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: SapphireStar on March 02, 2015, 12:34:05 PM
I STILL haven't figured out my story! :(

Also, does the comic have to be in black and white? (I'm used to doing things in color :P)
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on March 02, 2015, 01:02:53 PM
we've had color pages before. but it really depends on who our printer ends up being. generally though, printing in color is more expensive.
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: MissChurro on March 02, 2015, 01:07:44 PM
I have a general plot idea for my story... Still gotta work out the details and write it into a script. :hmm:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on March 02, 2015, 11:44:21 PM
ohh....
and suddenly i feel like i have hurried a little to much...
sure has just a story, all on all, on 10 page...
but i will search for a scanner later on today so i can
start with the "coloring"...  :confused:






 :ohmy:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on March 16, 2015, 01:10:58 AM
I will probably be done in a couple of days...
so i just wondering where i shall put my story later on?.. :confused:





 :ohmy:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on March 16, 2015, 10:06:06 AM
You guys can all post your stories on the "Anthology Gallery" board
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on March 16, 2015, 12:33:25 PM
oki, oki  :biggrin:
thanks for the  quick answer =^,^= ~  :heart:






 :ohmy:
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: beige.blancmange on March 30, 2015, 11:07:00 PM
Drafted 6 pages already. I'm hoping to draft them all tonight.
Most plans tend to take longer that anticipated though haha
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: midsummer_feast on April 02, 2015, 04:24:46 PM
my is done, and now in the gallery =^,^=

@beige.blancmange
hope it went well with the drafting my friend  ;D
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: fakehero on April 03, 2015, 01:27:43 AM
Do we post our progress on the anthology gallery? just like before?
Title: Re: What is the Mangaraiders anthology?
Post by: Coryn on April 03, 2015, 09:40:59 AM
yes yes yes