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Offline SpiritBlitz

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How Big Is A Manga Page?
« on: August 15, 2016, 07:38:32 AM »
I need help with this question  :notunderstand:
I want to make my manga but i don't have the money to buy manga paper so i use plain A4 paper but i want to know the right size is for a manga page. i was told the right size was 7.5 - 5 inches but i feel that is too small? So can someone tell me how big a manga page should be from where the panels will fit in inches or cm.

~Blitz  ;)

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Re: How Big Is A Manga Page?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 12:47:11 PM »
I think professionals are mostly using paper that's bigger than A4.
This http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-manga-paper/ might help to answer your question.

This is manuscript paper size guide for entering  shounen jump competitions. A4 is 210mm x 297mm.

?Manuscript paper: Length 330-365 mm, horizontal 230-260 mm.
?   Reference frame: Height 270 mm, side 180 mm

You can draw your manga on normal copy paper unless you are planning to enter a competition which requires specific paper size. And if you can scan your pages, you can just print it out later on bigger size if needed. Don't stress too much about the "right size", just draw on paper accessible to you and size that you are comfortable with :)


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Re: How Big Is A Manga Page?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 02:26:51 AM »
I think professionals are mostly using paper that's bigger than A4.
This http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-manga-paper/ might help to answer your question.

This is manuscript paper size guide for entering  shounen jump competitions. A4 is 210mm x 297mm.

?Manuscript paper: Length 330-365 mm, horizontal 230-260 mm.
?   Reference frame: Height 270 mm, side 180 mm

You can draw your manga on normal copy paper unless you are planning to enter a competition which requires specific paper size. And if you can scan your pages, you can just print it out later on bigger size if needed. Don't stress too much about the "right size", just draw on paper accessible to you and size that you are comfortable with :)

Thanks for that! i was thinking that it would be a big problem but i guess not  :o
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 02:28:57 AM by SpiritBlitz »

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Re: How Big Is A Manga Page?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 06:35:48 PM »
I've always wondered how the individual panel thing works Miska. You have any idea? It always sounded so troublesome to do haha

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Re: How Big Is A Manga Page?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 08:57:45 PM »
@Lego I have never done it myself  :D
Obviously it'll be easier to draw everything on one sheet, but drawing individual panels will make it easier to draw in the details since you don't need to worry about drawing it small.
If i ever decide to work on my comic traditionally, i'll probably draw it as individual panels. Partly because then i don't have to worry about the size so much, but also because if(/when) i mess something up then the whole page won't be ruined  ;D

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Re: How Big Is A Manga Page?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2016, 09:04:54 PM »
You'd definitely need a lot of planning for that one. But I see what you mean haha.

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Re: How Big Is A Manga Page?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 02:14:35 AM »
I always assumed they were the size of a normal comic book page, but it varies depending on it's material...

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Re: How Big Is A Manga Page?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2017, 05:24:33 PM »
I think professionals are mostly using paper that's bigger than A4.
This http://www.mangatutorials.com/2010/all-about-manga-paper/ might help to answer your question.

This is manuscript paper size guide for entering  shounen jump competitions. A4 is 210mm x 297mm.

?Manuscript paper: Length 330-365 mm, horizontal 230-260 mm.
?   Reference frame: Height 270 mm, side 180 mm

You can draw your manga on normal copy paper unless you are planning to enter a competition which requires specific paper size. And if you can scan your pages, you can just print it out later on bigger size if needed. Don't stress too much about the "right size", just draw on paper accessible to you and size that you are comfortable with :)



Oh I could use this. Thanks Miska