As a creator of Manga my passion lays with the genre. The thing is each person wants something different. So I ask why do you draw or write manga? What reasons do you do this genre for? What inspires you to pursue the Manga world? I spoke about a Manga revolution earlier with my last journal post. Well,there is a lot of people who want the same as i do. Honestly, it's impossible what i want for you all. In fact i thought about it so much today that it made me depressed in a sense. Inkblazers.com for example is a very large website with Manga creators. They are doing the right thing but then again they are still missing an important element. I spoke to the people over the website about some issues and well they loved my ideas. Let's just say they were afraid to allow me to work for them. They own the website so they felt hey this new blood sure knows a lot. Let's just stay safe. Well, staying safe when you have a very large fan-base is not always the way to go. Don't get me wrong i love inkblazers.
But they have some flaws on the website just like any other website does. For example: If you are a popular artist and you bring your fan-base with you then you will get votes of course and plenty of views. However,let's say there's a very talented unknown artist with amazing art and story that fly's under the radar due to him or her not having this incredibly large fanbase. Who is going to know about this artist or writer? The answer is no one will. One other thing i noticed was that when they host contest it's always a drawing contest and never anything else. How can someone improve if they only host drawing contest. How about contest and tutorials with how to draw comic bubbles or how to place the right amount of dialog between characters in a panel. Also there needs to be some drawing tutorials about drawing panels per page. You will also need some how to draw action scenes.
You would be surprised at the amount of artist i ran into that are just plan afraid of drawing action scenes. I mean i have dealt with some pros who didn't like drawing action scenes. Any way at some point we all have to face our fear. That's the only way to improve and become stronger in our craft. I feel that I can bring a lot to the table knowledge wise. No, I can not draw but i do posses a lot of other skills that can not only help artist, but also writers as well. Someone in my last journal mentioned Manga creators needing Editors. I totally agree with that. We not only need an Editor for Grammar mistakes, but just for basic page work is on the up and up. We are humans and make mistakes, so why not allow those to be fixed before publishing something to readers.
Now allow me to address my concerns about Manga creators. I fear that working together is going to be very hard. So many artist and writer's have their own agenda. Nothing is wrong with that. I have my own agenda as well. But we need to seal something place our stamp on it. What i mean is make a huge impact not only with our fans but with a wide variety of people. As Manga writer's we will run into a lot of mishaps. I know that Manga artist do as well. After much thought i'm finally ready to kick things into action. I can't wait around any more and just hope for the best. So I propose that we form a collective group. This group will be made up of Artist,Writer's,Editors, Pencil artist,inkers,Comic bubble specialist,Panel experts and more.
The catch is that we will not be some ordinary group. We will be a super seeded group with a agenda that exceeds the norm. We have to in order to gain respect. Let me tell all of you something. For those of you who haven't seen my Masterless Technique youtube video. There was a comment posted by a guy from China. I had to get one of my artist friends to translate what he said. He was very impressed with the video and music from the trailer. He loved the fact that the story made him feel at home in a sense. Please click the youtube link to see the comment post thanks! My story made him feel some type of way. Do you know how special that is?
Wow, that's what get's me going I love that type of stuff. I want all of us to be able to make connections with other countries. Anime and Manga is universal. We can reach far and wide trust me i know. There is a way for Japan to take notice of our works. I know the key. All you have to do is trust me. I want the best for all.
That's why i get down and depressed sometimes. Because I know that I can do it. But convincing you all to do it is a different thing. There's only air and opportunity we have to make this happen. We can't just sit back and watch things collapse slowly before our eyes. If we feel passion about creating this Manga thing then I say let's go. Soon I will post a poll about this. I will have the group name, what our goals will be and more. It's a huge task but i'm not afraid. You can't be scared or other wise how will you ever accomplish something. Well hope to hear you guys. Thanks for reading