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Offline SauceBrune

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What is the format/medium of a manga story?
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:07:00 PM »
Hello everyone, i've been looking on youtube and in the forum as well, all i can find on "the basics" are basically tips and "suggestions" on how to start, but here i am, with my idea, and i cant find anywhere, the format/medium of a manga story.

For a book you just go with a variant of an essay.
For movies you go with scripts.
For animation you go with storyboard.

What is the medium/format of a manga?
Do i just start drawing "squares" on a sheet and write the story?
how do you guys do it?

Note: I have'nt fully searched the forum, so if there's the answer anywhere in it, just send me to it.
Thank you in advance for the answers and you're time.
And finaly please excuse my vocabulary as im not a native english speaker.

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Re: What is the format/medium of a manga story?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 09:25:40 PM »
Id suggest starting with either a script or a novel formatted chapter. Once you have that you can start up a “Name” which is the storyboard. In this you can plan out your panels as well as do some basic sketches of the characters with their speech bubbles. There is a topic called “Storyboards for beginners” made by a guy called KagePen that might help if you are unsure on the whole storyboard thingy.

After that it’s the manuscript. This is your final draft that will have fully detailed characters and backgrounds. Actual mangaka use this method so that they can show the editor their work before they get it all set up, this allows changes to be made if necessary.

Hope all that made sense. Good luck ;)

P.S If you’ve got the time, look up a manga (anime if you want) called Bakuman. It goes into a lot of detail in the first few episodes about how a manga is made... and it’s a really good show to boot

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Re: What is the format/medium of a manga story?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 02:55:41 PM »
Thanks a lot Hikari, that's what i needed.

Will be looking bakuman for sure. TY TY

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Re: What is the format/medium of a manga story?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 09:51:31 PM »
Do you have pinterest? Always use pinterest if you're sorely looking for inspiration and such.





Also check out this Inoue Takehiko interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-dn4jpYe0o

If  you can take away anything, then I'd suggest for just 1 saturday, any saturday where you have 10 minutes to spare... Go to a nearby coffee shop, order a coffee and try drawing a storyboard as you drink. Don't think of making a complete manga or a complete page or even something that makes sense. Just try to make some squares and add some stick figures that speak to eachother, then go back home.

As Takehiko sensei says...'Humans are weak.' You'll find that being away from your homespace will be really beneficial to your creativity. At least I hope haha

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Re: What is the format/medium of a manga story?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 11:41:42 AM »
Sorry for the late response, never knew pinterest would be a source, and will definetly be looking for a quick draw at random palces... Thanks a lot.

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Re: What is the format/medium of a manga story?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 12:01:00 PM »
It changes depending on what you want to show in the panels, dunno if that will help but, it is easier to study the way a manga is done with one that you are reading~