Welcome :D

Let me show you some of my 4koma (about my life with cats).
Nao-p is my nick name my friend Mami Tachibana gave me. And I call her Mami-p. Of course it comes from Wedding Peach "Momo-p". No one calls me by the name except for her, but I love the 4 koma cartoon "Go Go Momo-pi (Gan-bare Momo-p)"(In the paperbacks) so I use it. :)
Oh, I'm a manga artist Nao Yazawa, and author of Wedding Peach, by the way. :)

These "comic strips" come from my 4-koma blog (in Japanese). You can see all of them in original here. If you have a request which 4koma will be next, tell me. :D
http://yazawanao.blog97.fc2.com/
Other Japanese blog

2017/06/14

Poster and postcards

As I posted on FB, you can order poster & postcards I made for US convention.
There are some - rather many left over. ^^;

Postcard 1

Postcard 2

Postcard 3

Postcard 4

Postcard 5

postcard 6

Postcard 7

Poster
420×594 mm 16.54x23.39 inch

                                     Poster
自動代替テキストはありません。

How to order 
Send email to yazawanet@yahoo.co.jp , with subject "mail order"
I send back a money request (the total + *Paypal fee) via Paypal to you.
(You can pay it with paypal or your credit card)
I email you when I post the goods. Paypal fee = 3.9%+40 yen

Required information
  • Order:  e.c. "Post card 3 sheets, 1,5,6 and poster"
  • Shipping method 
  • Your name and address (Phone no. is required if you choose EMS)
  • Total cost    Goods + Shipping cost
  • If you want to personalize (to XX, with my sign), inform me.  
  • For poster, you can get a omake drawing. Choose one from here and write the file name if you'd like.  Pinterest 1 & 2  Deviantart
COST

Poster 420 × 594 mm 16.54 x 23.39 inch  600yen


Asia
North/Central America
Australia Europe Middle East
South America
Africa
Air mail
260 yen
330 yen
410 yen
Sal
240 yen
280 yen
320 yen
Sea mail
220 yen
220 yen
220 yen
EMS
1400 yen
2000 - 2200 yen
2400 yen

Postcard 3 sheets (choice) 100 yen

Asia
North/Central America
Australia Europe Middle East
South America
Africa
Airmail
70
80
90
Sal
70
75
80

Postcard  7 sheets (all/choice) 150 yen & 10 sheets (Choice) 200 yen


Asia
North/Central America
Australia Europe Middle East
South America
Africa
Airmail
120
150
170
Sal
100
110
120
Sea mail
100
100
100

Domestic Shipping (in Japan)

Poster
600 yen       
Postcard  3 sheets
100 yen
postcard 7 sheets (all/choice) 150 yen
Postcard 10sheets
200 yen
290 yen
82 yen
92 yen
92 yen

2017/05/12

CP project 2017

Coffee Party project 2017

Making doujinshi for Kaigai Manga festa(Tokyo International Comic Festival in COMITIA) 2017, 23 Novemver. 

Why don't you join this project and show your work on Coffee-Party book "In Search of Lost Coffee" vol.6, it's sold at the venue(Kaigai Manga Festa and Comitia), and conventions outside Japan I(Nao Yazawa) am invited. This project is open for everyone. 

Last year, I made CoffeeParty book "In Search of Lost Coffee 5" for Kaigai Manga Festa 2016 with 8 members' help. 
They are Coffee Party Members in 2016.(Comment space)

Here is a new project, In Search of Lost Coffee 6  

The idea is basically the same with last time, these are the condition; 

Black and white drawing for the body, and a note for a comment space.(Above image) + color image for back cover
The subject  can be anything about Coffee Party characters. Croissant, Eclair, Dango, and Brioche.
You should take Croissant or Eclair at least. You can add your original character if you like - he or she should be named by a sweet, typical one in your country (Something nice with coffee). 

Who is Croissant? 
A heroine of Coffee Party book " In Search of Lost Coffee".  Eclair is her older sister.
You can read the back number of In Search Lost Coffee on the web. (vol.1&2/English and Japanese)
Vol.3(FB album)    Vol.4  (FB Album)


Anything is OK, illustration, a drawing with some words/dialogue, 4koma/8koma, or short manga/comic.  The language should be in English or Japanese, then I'll add Japanese(or English) subtitle.  
Manga/Comic both styles are acceptable. (left to right / right to left) 

On the first page of your work, your name and title are required. (see below images)



COST:  600 yen/page +100 yen for your comment/note space. 
if you want to draw 4 pages, means 2500 yen. I'll send you Paypal money request. 

You'll get some copies. 10 copies /more than 5 pages, 5 copies /1-4 pages(Shipping cost is not included. It depends on the pages of the book, but would be about 700 -1500 yen) If you want more, you can tell me.

Rules
Deadline
Deadline of plan (how many pages you will draw): 15 Aug. Please pay the cost on that time. (When you payed the cost, you join the project officially. Last time, I had a trouble asking to pay the cost with a person so I decided to change it, in advance. Thank You for your understanding! )  Of course you can tell me that before deadline, anytime! 
Deadline of drawing : 15 Oct. (I need some time for translation and subtitles, so please keep the deadline) 

Works

  • Manga/comic/illustration (for Body)  Black and white. (If you use Grayscale/RGB/ scale or layer, please note it will be changed without adjustment. The image might become different from what you intended.) No page limit. 
  • Comment space (keep some space for Japanese/English subtitle)
  • Color image for back cover 

Technical information
Manga Studio file or ClipScudio file (A4/1200dpi, default). If you don't have these app, Tif file(158x220mm) 1200dpi is also acceptable. (black and white or grayscale)
You can DL templates(Manga Studio/Clip Studio) here.
Please DL it and use the template to avoid any mistake with the format. 

You don't need export the file, both Clip Studio and Manga studio file are acceptable. But all the text layers should be rasterized. (I recommend to keep the text layers. You can put all text layers in one folder and copy it, then merge the folder.

Comment (Black and White) 
Comic(manga)  Studio/Clip studio template. If you don't have both, I can provide you photoshop template. The detail will be decided when I know how many people will join this time. 

Illustration for back cover  Color(CMYK), Tif or high quality jpeg image. 400dpi.
The size/theme has not been decided yet (depends on how many people will join) . It will be informed later. 
Vol.5 cover and back cover


How to join?

If you'd like to join,  e-mail to yazawanet@yahoo.co.jp with a subject " Coffee Party 2017 "
I'll announce it on the CoffeeParty facebook page.

 I'll share a dropbox folder with you soon, which you can DL the templates from and upload your works to.


If you have any question, message to FB coffee Party page or email to yazawanet@yahoo.co.jp ! 

Reference
Coffee Party project 2015(This blog)

2017/02/24

Restart and changed the site

I decided to restart of 4koma, which I have neglected for a while. 

Actually, I DL MediBang(Manga drawing application)  since one of my student use that APP. Clip Studio/Comic Studio are much better than MediBang, since it is free APP, but they have a website like Pixiv and you can post your work from MediBang directly, I found it is very convenient. You don't need to export the file to jpeg or ping. 

So, I decided to draw 4koma manga with the soft (it irritates me sometimes, though) and post on the SNS.

Give it thumbs up and favorite. Thank you! 
Mei loves bath and shower. 



2016/11/27

Video Manga tutorial project has started!


I have been thinking for a while to make some video clip, How to draw manga series.



I'm having manga lesson class, both in person and online already. I think that is the best way learning manga (In person > Online), but attending manga class is not easy to everyone. The costs, schedule, and shyness...

So if I could offer some video lessons, it would be good for both MSN (Manga School Nakano) and the audience. It would help to run online video lesson, to improve the contents and publicity. On the ohter hand, the audience can watch free video how to draw and ask questions.

But there was a problem - I couldn't make video clips by myself because I have no skill for that. Fotunantally, I got some people who can help me, Masao-kun and Pirrip-kun! ! With them, I've started Manga drawing video clip project now!

This is the first video clip, about how to draw faces. This version is about 10 minutes. We'll make short video clips, about 10 min. /3-5 min. because it easily can be watched anytime.
We are not in this building anymore, though - have moved. ^^;



It's just started. Camera angles, positions, constructions, we'll improve them by try and error. 

They are free. That because every member i s kindly helping me with no charge.  I'm thinking to get some income by advertisement - I could pay some to them by that,  if we got many subscribers and views.

Please share the video clips and subscribe our channel "Nakano Let's draw" and give us your feedback! We can keep doing it or not - it depends on you!
We are planning one new video every week! Don't miss it!


Manga School Nakano old youtube channel (Manga School Nakano)  is still active, you can watch some Online free session records, some video clips (coloring, inking etc. ) here. 

2016/11/06

Dojinshi mail order

At last, I've added CoffeeParty book 5 and NOZOMI to my webpage Doujinshi mail order.
Now you can order those 2 books by mail.

NOZOMI is all color book. One shot shojyo manga in English.

In Search of Lost Coffee
Manga, comic and illustration by 9 artists. English&Japanese. 
Comment page


Back cover

As usual, you can choose one drawing from my sketches, and I added some drawings. Since Pinterest has problem if you don't have the account, I decided to use Deviantart this time.
Pinterest


2016/06/27

Coffee Party project 2016

Coffee Party project 2016

Making doujin manga book for Kaigai Manga festa(Tokyo International Comic Festival) 2016, 23 Octover. 

Why don't you join this project and show your work on Coffee-Party book "In Search of Lost Coffee" vol.5, it's sold in Japan. This project is open for everyone. 

Last year, I made CoffeeParty book "In Search of Lost Coffee 4" for Kaigai Manga Festa 2015 with 6 members' help. 
They are Coffee Party Members in 2016.(Comment space)

Here is a new project, In Search of Lost Coffee 5.  
The idea is basically the same with last time, these are the condition; 

Black and white drawing for the body, and a note for a comment space.(Above image)

The subject  can be anything about Coffee Party characters. Croissant, Eclair, Dango, and Brioche.
You should take Croissant or Eclair at least. You can add your original character if you like - he or she should be named by a sweet, typical one in your country (Something nice with coffee). 

Anything is OK, illustration, a drawing with some words/dialogue, 4koma/8koma, or short manga/comic.  The language should be in English or Japanese, then I'll add Japanese(or English) subtitle, for Japanese audience.  
Manga/Comic both styles are acceptable. (left to right / right to left) 

On the first page, your name and title(if you have) are required. (see below images) 


COST:  700 yen/page +200 yen for your comment/note space. 
if you want to draw 4 pages, means 3000 yen. I'll send you Paypal money request. 

You'll get 10 copies. (Shipping cost is not included. It depends on the pages of the book, but would be about 700 -1500 yen) If you want more, you can tell me.

Rules
Deadline of drawing : 10th Oct.(I can't wait, so you'd better to send it earlier so that you can correct if something wrong with the data) 
Deadline of plan (how many pages you will draw): 20th Sep.

Drawing (for Body)  Black and white. (If you use Grayscale/RGB/CMYK scale, please note it will be changed without adjustment. The image might become different from what you intended. )
No page limit in this time. 

Manga Studio file (A4/1200dpi, default) or ClipScudio file. If you don't have these app, Tif file(158x220mm) is also acceptable. (black and white or grayscale)
Templates is available via dropbox.

Comment (Black and White) 
Comic Studio template or TIF  45mmx127mm(H/W),1200 dpi


Illustration on this template.  (for back cover) Color(CMYK), Tif or high quality jpeg image. 400dpi.
Cloissant on the cup.
*You can change the color of the cup, but the character must be
Cloissant. Many style of Cloissant on the back cover.





How to join?

If you'd like to join,  e-mail to yazawanet@yahoo.co.jp with a subject " Coffee Party 2016 "

 I'll share a dropbox folder with you soon, which you can DL the templates from and upload your works to.


You can read vol.1-vol.3 from here.
Vol.1 (Online book on Digital Manga Publishing site)
Vol.2 (FB album)
Vol.3(FB album) 
Vol.4  (FB Album)


Coffee Party project 2015(This blog)

2016/02/05

Kindle free manga

No update for a while ... I released The Isolated Zone :Shinku Chitai 12 (Japanese Edition) at the end of January. So, it's free campaign time as usual. 

In this time, I set vol. 10 and vol.11 of The Isolated Zone free. All Japanese editions, but since it is free, as I say always, so why don't you DL? If you'll have English edition, comparing the 2 editions is mighty interesting. I don't know when new English edition will be released. ><;(Vol.4 is the latest) 


Anyway, from Thursday, 5 days Vol.10 and vol.11 are free. I'll set the other campaign next weekend - English titles. But meanwhile...  You can see how my drawing style has been changed (improved?) from this, I think.