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jaidurn
12-30-2011, 04:37 PM
From original thread:

I've been considering this for awhile now and I just want to gauge how many here would be interested in participating in an event like NaNoWriMo except instead of writing for a month, we'll be doing a manga for a month.

The concept is just to have participants to get off their ass and create something by the end of the month in a supportive environment. The result is participants will get experience creating their own manga, will have finished a manga, and just bounce off ideas and get feedback from everyone.

There were two things I can see people doing this. They can either a) make a manga a day (i.e. one 4-koma per day) or b) create one manga chapter by the end of the month. How polished (i.e. inked, etc) the final item is depends on each person but the basic goal is to just get something done.

I've actually done something like this but I made a small video game. I had fun with it and really liked all the support and camaraderie that popped up between participants and just people who liked watching everyone's progression. Everyone also got to play all the resulting games at the end of the month too!

Let me know if you're interested in participating!

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Details
Goal: Finish a chapter of manga by the end of February.

Extra Info: Page length, type of story and so on will depend on each participant. It would be best to have a finished manga that is inked but the main goal is to have a completed chapter.

Tutorials: All About Manga Paper (http://www.mangatutorials.com/index.php?do=/news/all-about-manga-paper/) - teaches basics of manga composition/panel management and also has links to digital manga paper for your use.


Participants
Jaidurn
Sylux
Evil Cake
Slurpee
Almana
Clockhand
Bacon Barbarian
Superkasey
Gedeon
Saphira
________ <--- Your name here!

Lets do this, you guys. Oh, and it's not going to be a month, this time. It's going to be TWO. Either you'll procrastinate more or you'll get more done. I'd like to see something happen with this!

Evil_Cake
12-30-2011, 05:17 PM
i'll do it 2

Slurpee
12-30-2011, 05:26 PM
I'll do it. Finally got Manga Studio. BRING IT ON!!.

AlmanacnamedTime
12-30-2011, 06:42 PM
gonna do something like this anyway... is it ok if i continue writing what i'm writing and just using the latest chapter for it?

ClockHand
12-30-2011, 07:31 PM
I'm in.

Bacon_Barbarian
12-30-2011, 11:35 PM
I already started. :D Though, I doubt I'll get it done by the end of February ... Maybe though.

butternut
12-31-2011, 04:28 AM
Feb huh. I'll do it too! Free-est sem in college!

Gedeon
12-31-2011, 02:34 PM
I did it the last time, why not now?! :D

SuperKasey
12-31-2011, 05:01 PM
Count me in :) If nothing else this will light a fire under my lazy ass.

jaidurn
12-31-2011, 05:19 PM
Great, guys. Let's try to update with progress ITT.

Matt
12-31-2011, 05:36 PM
I won't make any commitments until I have something done.

I'd like to do it, though.

jaidurn
12-31-2011, 06:03 PM
AVAST YE LAND GOER.
Commit yerself or be a bum!

Slurpee
12-31-2011, 07:31 PM
So like this is due at the end of February? or..?

jaidurn
01-02-2012, 03:02 AM
Um, end of Feburary at the latest, I'd say.

Bacon_Barbarian
01-02-2012, 03:30 AM
Great, guys. Let's try to update with progress ITT.

2 Pages. And roughs for at least 20. Oh yeah. 8)

Slurpee
01-02-2012, 09:09 AM
Already made my plot and everything. 5 planned out pages. :)

Sylux
01-02-2012, 09:16 AM
Wrote the entire script for the whole series. Completed half the first chapter, 12 pages so far.

SuperKasey
01-02-2012, 12:54 PM
Man you guys are fast @.@

3 pages roughed, halfway through inking and coloring the first.

ClockHand
01-02-2012, 01:09 PM
Man you guys are fast @.@

3 pages roughed, halfway through inking and coloring the first.

You are faster. I'm the slowest in here.

Sylux
01-02-2012, 01:09 PM
Man you guys are fast @.@

3 pages roughed, halfway through inking and coloring the first.

LOL me and Jaidurn have been working on sibling comics for a few weeks now

Gedeon
01-02-2012, 01:32 PM
.....urm just decided the theme for the plot..........

Slurpee
01-02-2012, 02:46 PM
Which do you think is better to complete this? Hand drawn or on a tablet? Personally, I think handdrawn seems much better right now..becuase a computer isn't always availible.

jaidurn
01-02-2012, 03:22 PM
Hand drawn is awesome. I don't have a tablet and I'm just doing it with a pencil.
Oh, I've got one page almost done and the rest of the chapter planned.

Sylux
01-02-2012, 03:46 PM
Work faster bitch

kine
01-02-2012, 06:33 PM
I'm probably gonna do this.

HowlMyu
01-02-2012, 06:46 PM
Oh, I will try!
I have some ideas I want to try out n__n

Or...I'm not sure if I'm going to do it now, or another time T.T

SuperKasey
01-02-2012, 09:11 PM
@HowlMyu: DOOOO EEEEEET.

Someone come burn down my work so I can go home and draw. Or at least tell the hordes of shopaholics to gtfo.

jubeh
01-03-2012, 04:33 AM
I'm gonna do it.

No I can't.

NO IM GONNA DO IT

HowlMyu
01-03-2012, 10:25 AM
@SuperKasey: Okay, I WILL DO IT!! :D

But I don't know what idea I will go for D: I have two ideas I want to do xD

Gedeon
01-03-2012, 05:22 PM
Two pages with effects and bgs only need to flesh out the charas.

Evil_Cake
01-03-2012, 10:43 PM
I'm gonna do it.

No I can't.

NO IM GONNA DO IT
wat da

ClockHand
01-03-2012, 10:44 PM
I have clean like 4 pages today. Maybe more (Its just the cleaning, there are no pages done yet).

jubeh
01-04-2012, 12:23 AM
Okay my comic may not resemble a comic at all but it will definitely be one.

Gedeon
01-04-2012, 07:43 PM
^comment of the day

Bacon_Barbarian
01-04-2012, 08:24 PM
Comment of yesterday, actually.

Evil_Cake
01-04-2012, 09:23 PM
have 2 pages

AlmanacnamedTime
01-04-2012, 10:18 PM
I wrote about a quarter of it

SuperKasey
01-05-2012, 12:27 PM
Had to take a break from life yesterday. This morning I've got the flats finished for page one. Time to paint that BG and throw in my shading and lighting.

I might start to hand ink further pages since I just feel awkward inking on the computer and real pens give you those nice random clog spots and splatters you don't get with a computer.

Evil_Cake
01-07-2012, 06:39 PM
6 page done now

AlmanacnamedTime
01-07-2012, 07:58 PM
title rough half written

jaidurn
01-08-2012, 12:57 AM
I'm working on the story before I continue. I just gotta find the heart to actually make the pages once I've written the story.

ClockHand
01-08-2012, 01:43 AM
So I took a decision. I'm going to completely change the story of the comic to tell a complete story in this whole chapter, so I'm adapting the images to a new narration.

Cloudy
01-08-2012, 07:04 PM
Still need peeps? I think it would help if you all had skype then everyone can brainstorm :D

ClockHand
01-08-2012, 07:35 PM
it could be nice

Sylux
01-08-2012, 10:22 PM
I need help with humor writing especially rewriting text to be funny yet still contain the same information

Slurpee
01-09-2012, 08:07 PM
Do you know the basic rules of humor, like the three stooges?

There's the Comedian, the Sidekick, and the Straight man.
The comedian makes the joke, the side kick goes a long with it, and the straight man is the voice of reason.

Sylux
01-09-2012, 10:28 PM
Yeah I have that down pat. I'm the straight man, Mike is the side kick, and jaidurn is the comedian. I really titled them tough guy, jackass, and backup jackass but same principle.

SuperKasey
01-13-2012, 03:02 AM
Yeah it's all fun and games until the comedian and the sidekick fucking break the bro code and then bitch out the straight guy and ditch him on the side of the road somewhere. But that's a story for another day.

Anywho, I feel like I keep ruining my pages with color and finding mistakes while coloring that make me want to start over again. But I might just be being too hard on myself so the moto for this chapter is, "Just keep working on it until it stops sucking."

ClockHand
01-13-2012, 01:08 PM
Anywho, I feel like I keep ruining my pages with color and finding mistakes while coloring that make me want to start over again. But I might just be being too hard on myself so the moto for this chapter is, "Just keep working on it until it stops sucking."

That happens constantly, and you know what I do? Fuck it.

Hayashida
01-13-2012, 04:17 PM
Spooterpatooter you can consult me sometimes for humour I will tell you if something is funny or if it sucks

Bacon_Barbarian
01-13-2012, 07:10 PM
Anywho, I feel like I keep ruining my pages with color and finding mistakes while coloring that make me want to start over again. But I might just be being too hard on myself so the moto for this chapter is, "Just keep working on it until it stops sucking."
Don't do color.

Evil_Cake
01-13-2012, 09:36 PM
mine isnt even inked T_T

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/7220/panelexample.jpg

Sylux
01-14-2012, 07:19 PM
omg is that Amanda

Slurpee
01-14-2012, 07:28 PM
lol why did ya choose that one page lol

Evil_Cake
01-15-2012, 07:30 PM
omg is that Amanda

no

lol why did ya choose that one page lol
idk i thought it was the best panel

Gedeon
01-16-2012, 04:06 PM
... is ten pages enough for one chapter?

Slurpee
01-16-2012, 05:25 PM
I'm doing about 60. It doesnt matter how many pages, as long as it tell the story well.

jaidurn
01-18-2012, 03:10 AM
I don't know how many I'm doing. Heck, I feel like my pages are just storyboards that need to be turned into an animation.

SuperKasey
01-27-2012, 01:16 PM
Don't do color.

Too late.


@Pages: I'm shooting for between 20-25 pages. It's the average length of a monthly issue in western comics which I guess counts as a chapter :I

Slurpee
02-25-2012, 05:01 PM
So like, is anyone close to done yet? I've had to give up due to school, etc. I really want to see everybody elses' work.

Evil_Cake
02-25-2012, 05:43 PM
ya

AlmanacnamedTime
02-25-2012, 06:30 PM
had to stop, but its written.

Bacon_Barbarian
02-25-2012, 08:38 PM
Shit. Im not gonna get close to done by the end of the month.

Sylux
02-26-2012, 01:33 PM
I finished 4 pages I am very proud

SuperKasey
02-27-2012, 11:18 AM
I'm not going to be able to finish. However, I've got two pages complete, two more colored, six inked and the first issue written. Putting at least an hour into this baby a day has become a habit now which I guess was all I was looking for. I had my doubts about finishing by February from the start since my process takes a bit longer than others and I don't have much time to devote to it :/

Just because February is over doesn't mean my comic making is over :3

Bacon_Barbarian
02-27-2012, 11:44 PM
I'm not going to be able to finish.

You mean by the end of the month, right?

Slurpee
02-28-2012, 06:06 PM
You guys are lucky this year is a leap year, you got an extra day!

Sylux
02-28-2012, 08:36 PM
Does a nudie doujin count cuz I definitely did one of those

Slurpee
02-29-2012, 06:02 PM
say yes prettty please, say yes

Bacon_Barbarian
03-01-2012, 12:40 AM
It's up to Rio, aint it? And even if it did, you couldn't post it.

Sylux
03-01-2012, 06:40 PM
I could reference its name and you could do a Google search. It's a Zuko doujin and it's actually very parody-like. Not of Avatar, Avatar was fucking perfect; but of harem anime. It's a part of my series: The Repercussion of Harem.

Slurpee
03-02-2012, 10:02 PM
yo, anyone else finish their manga? post it in the thread! :D

Bacon_Barbarian
03-03-2012, 01:08 AM
I don't think anybody actually finished anything. xD

Sylux
03-03-2012, 05:22 PM
Oh ur right I didn't even finish the nudie doujin

Bacon_Barbarian
03-03-2012, 11:29 PM
Well, I meant besides that. There was suppose to be an "else" somewhere in that post.

Evil_Cake
03-03-2012, 11:46 PM
there is this http://evilcakecomics.com/comics/bads/

Sylux
03-04-2012, 02:32 AM
Well, I meant besides that. There was suppose to be an "else" somewhere in that post.

There was one u fool!

Bacon_Barbarian
03-04-2012, 03:30 PM
Sy, you confuse me.