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MMM 02-03-2008 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by kireikoori (Post 386907)
With the way American comics are becoming so Japanese influenced now, not really.

Really? I think American comics are still pretty much American comics. I think it would be a stretch to say American comics are going through a "Japanese wave" or anything like that.

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Originally Posted by kireikoori (Post 386907)
Besides, surely it's possible to work as a comic book artist in Japan even if you're a foreigner. I heard the mangaka for Cutie Honey were Gaijin.

I have never heard of that. You might be thinking of an American version of The Dirty Pair that came out, but those artists lived in the US.


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Originally Posted by kireikoori (Post 386907)
Though surely at least twice as hard to be a comic artist in Japanese if you're Japanese right?

I am not sure what this sentence means. Are you saying it would be easier for an foreigner to make manga in Japan than a Japanese to make comics in America? Considering the trade deficit of American comics to Japan VS manga to America, I think that would be a hard argument to make.

kireikoori 02-03-2008 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by MMM (Post 386929)
Really? I think American comics are still pretty much American comics. I think it would be a stretch to say American comics are going through a "Japanese wave" or anything like that.

Umm er..last time I looked at a comic department, all the American ones looked Japanese styled. Even Spiderman was looking a bit Japanese styled.

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Originally Posted by MMM (Post 386929)
I have never heard of that. You might be thinking of an American version of The Dirty Pair that came out, but those artists lived in the US.

Umm er...perhaps. Eh-heh. ^^;
I don't really remember that for sure. But I remember reading something one time about Americans who became Japanese mangaka. And I thought it was Cutie Honey. Though maybe it was Dirty Pair.

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Originally Posted by MMM (Post 386929)
I am not sure what this sentence means. Are you saying it would be easier for an foreigner to make manga in Japan than a Japanese to make comics in America? Considering the trade deficit of American comics to Japan VS manga to America, I think that would be a hard argument to make.

Ummmm...what? I guess I'm not good at wording things well.

I just figure the easiest job for a foreigner to get in Japan would be English teacher. And so being foreign would make it twice as difficult to make it in Japan as a comic maker than it would be in one's native country.

As in...an American would have an easier time getting in Marvel than they would getting into Kodansha.

lycheegirl 02-03-2008 07:58 PM

Hi so you like drawing manga so do I. What would you say is your best drawing? Mine is one of Inyusha. Hope that we can keep in contact

Faggotry 02-05-2008 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by light0yagami (Post 383442)
i was just wondering how many other people like me want to be a manga artist someday:pinkart:

No. mainly because, drawing people with increasingly sad looking faces, isn't that fun.

NatsuNatsu 02-05-2008 07:07 PM

I'd very much love to be a mnga artist....It's my lifelong dream ;-;

I think I may have a real chance once I get manga studio ^3^

VisualKei 02-06-2008 08:05 PM

It would be fun... but I can't really draw.

Besides... I'm not saying it's impossible, but you rarely hear of authentic manga from Japan being drawn by someone who was born elsewhere.

XsuicideXkittyX 02-06-2008 08:47 PM

yeh i wanna be a manga artist but i dont think im good enought some ppl say i am a good drawer but when i look at the pro stuff im like i'll never be like that *sobs*:crykitty:

this is my first time postin just joined:pompoms:

NatsuNatsu 02-06-2008 09:10 PM

Hello! Welcome to da forums!

Yeah, I totally knw how ya feel ;-;

Hyrolle 02-09-2008 08:34 AM

One day I hope to become a Manga artist. Im 13 atm and Everyone comments me on how well I draw and I won the Art award at my school... Perhaps I should post images of my work?

But the one thing I'm wondering about is does anyone know the salary of a Manga artist?

MMM 02-09-2008 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by kireikoori (Post 386938)
Umm er..last time I looked at a comic department, all the American ones looked Japanese styled. Even Spiderman was looking a bit Japanese styled.

I don't know what "Japanese-styled" means, but please ask a Japanese person if they think the latest Spiderman looks like it is from Japan.


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Originally Posted by kireikoori (Post 386938)
Umm er...perhaps. Eh-heh. ^^;
I don't really remember that for sure. But I remember reading something one time about Americans who became Japanese mangaka. And I thought it was Cutie Honey. Though maybe it was Dirty Pair.

The Dirty Pair authors don't live in Japan. Maybe you were thinking of "MegaTokyo" which is an OEL manga that will (or is) being released in Japanese.

Ummmm...what? I guess I'm not good at wording things well.

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Originally Posted by kireikoori (Post 386938)
I just figure the easiest job for a foreigner to get in Japan would be English teacher. And so being foreign would make it twice as difficult to make it in Japan as a comic maker than it would be in one's native country.

As in...an American would have an easier time getting in Marvel than they would getting into Kodansha.


I see know...and I think you are correct in this assumption.


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