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BlueExorcist
07-28-2011, 10:17 AM
:cat_hi:

okay, so i was sitting around thinking... like usually:cat_stress:... and i was thinking...


What does it take to be a manga-ka??


i came up with an answer of my own, but i want to hear other peoples answers too...
so what do ya think??


:cat_bye:

Tora
07-28-2011, 12:14 PM
Determination x infinity.
Talent.
Willingness to try anything.
Capability to think outside the box.

GunZet
07-28-2011, 02:31 PM
Patience, lots of it.

CypressDahlia
07-28-2011, 03:35 PM
Fighting spirit

BlueExorcist
07-28-2011, 07:35 PM
:cat_thumbsup:

yea, i agree with you guys... patience and the ability to work harder than you normally do. Determination.. Talent. yea, anyone else??

:monkey_ramen:

Bacon_Barbarian
07-28-2011, 09:15 PM
Balls. Lots of it.

BlueExorcist
07-29-2011, 08:17 AM
heeeeeey, there are some girl mangaka.... ohhhh, that isn't what yu meant...:cat_cryincorner:

Portogas
07-29-2011, 12:35 PM
Be able to cope with loneliness, and being able to ignore other people. Especially when they say stuff like you will never be able to do it :cat_whyyou:, or don't throw away your future ....:cat_wind:

BlueExorcist
07-29-2011, 01:10 PM
yea, you don't really get to spend time with family and friends... and some times you don't have much of a love life:cat_love:

BlueExorcist
07-29-2011, 03:14 PM
:cat_shiney::cat_shiney:Creativity :cat_shiney::cat_shiney:

ram
07-29-2011, 06:48 PM
information.

Bacon_Barbarian
07-29-2011, 07:25 PM
heeeeeey, there are some girl mangaka.... ohhhh, that isn't what yu meant...:cat_cryincorner:

Any female mangaka is 10x manlier then Chuck Norris.

Gedeon
07-29-2011, 10:42 PM
Bacon......OAO Thats blasphemy !!!!! NOTHING IS MORE MANLIER THEN CHUCK NORRIS!!

bambi
07-30-2011, 12:35 AM
I am manlier than Chuck Norris. ; D

ClockHand
07-31-2011, 11:26 AM
I'm manlier than a mangaka girl (I kick everyone asses).

To be a mangaka you need:
-live in japan.
-have publishers who want your work.
-work with others.
-Sell your shit (if you shit doesn't sell you are doomed).

Bacon_Barbarian
07-31-2011, 09:26 PM
Clock, weren't you just saying in the Greatest Mangaka thread there wasn't a difference between comics and manga?

Celestial-Fox
07-31-2011, 09:58 PM
A TEAM.

90% of the time you're not making that manga alone.

ClockHand
07-31-2011, 10:25 PM
There is no difference between those, but there is a big difference between mangaka and comic artist and comic writer. As you see, for us its separated and in rare cases one guy can do both, in the case of japan, they are mangaka, and they do both jobs.

The comic and manga has no difference at all, media and the people who does it they have,

Gedeon
08-03-2011, 09:01 PM
I am manlier than Chuck Norris. ; D

Your screen name is Bambi..........=w=.......like a little cute deer.....with girly eyelashes......

ClockHand
08-03-2011, 09:19 PM
Your screen name is Bambi..........=w=.......like a little cute deer.....with girly eyelashes......

But his avatar is awesome.

tagYURIT
08-14-2011, 07:31 AM
intelligence. . . .
it beats talent. . .. and of course. . .hardwork. .

Jahkofhearts
08-14-2011, 04:50 PM
I don't like to use the word Manga-ka cause im not one... I'm a Comic Artist but eitherway you need : Patience- ALOT of it! , skill, The ability of story telling!, decent equipment, to not be afraid to show EVERYONE your work, a team of critiques , not to be afraid to go out of the box (e.g. look at other forms of comics) and alot of Faith in your own work!

Ryousukethehappy
08-16-2011, 07:14 PM
you need to be focused most of the time so you dont drift off and make mistakes

bambi
08-17-2011, 02:46 PM
More than anything I would say it takes focus.... I consider myself to be a decent artist, but I doubt I could even successfully create a comic for one reason: I lack focus.

But then again, I suppose I don't know much about the life of a manga-ka. I imagine they get tired of their own work at some point though.

Ryousukethehappy
08-24-2011, 04:27 PM
yes that is true if your wanting to get published like im trying to youll always get back to working on it sometime i mean im up till 1-2 am working on ideas and drafts lol

Slurpee
08-28-2011, 12:28 PM
I'm manlier than a mangaka girl (I kick everyone asses).

To be a mangaka you need:
-live in japan.
-have publishers who want your work.
-work with others.
-Sell your shit (if you shit doesn't sell you are doomed).
Well with the way manga and anime is spreading all of the world do you think that in the near future you have to actually live in Japan to become a Mangaka? I mean, there is all kinds of talent in the world, why limit it to one country?

Psy
08-28-2011, 04:50 PM
Luck
A chance
A willingness to take or do any work that you can even if it's not your ideal project.
A fan following.
An ability to take critique and learn new ways of doing things.
A willingness to sacrifice allot of time with others to get work done.
Awesome time management skills to keep deadlines.
Be able to work quickly thru art blocks or overcome laziness and get shit done.
Ability to keep moving forward and not dwell or dawdle.

ClockHand
08-28-2011, 09:10 PM
Well with the way manga and anime is spreading all of the world do you think that in the near future you have to actually live in Japan to become a Mangaka? I mean, there is all kinds of talent in the world, why limit it to one country?

Then you will become a comic book artist/writer.

I think the only difference I have seen between manga and comic is mangas are only made in japan (I know, it's a silly difference). So if you can do a manga outside of japan, then it would be a manga? or it would be a comic?

Also the industry of the "manga" is way different at the one of the comics and sadly, in japan, publishers are more interested in sell stuffs that have merchandise potential, and only few people are supported to do other things.

ram
08-29-2011, 12:30 AM
I thought manga is a japanese word that translate to english it's comic.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga

ClockHand
08-30-2011, 11:16 PM
Exactly, so can you become a manga artist?

If you don't live in Japan, you don't, people are going to call you comic artist, no matter what you say.

Shuro
09-11-2011, 03:47 AM
Im fine being called whatever. I don't really claim to call myself a mangaka nor do I feel I can become one. I do like the influence of Japanese culture and I will probably use that in some way, but I think I will get more out of American culture more so than Japan, since I am native to America.