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

2018/08/19

Comike and Bakuretsu Momoyome

So, now, in 2018, I made a new Bakuretsu Momoyome 4 (Wedding peach Dojin book) for some reason. 

Unlike Bakuretsu Momoyome 1-3, it is not parody, not about anime. Something like manga extra story (20P) about manga series, the time is a few months later from "Scarlet Love" .

I happened to have a space at Summer comike 2018 that's the reason I drew this.

So, for some reason, I had Momopi for assistant. XD

There are some copies left, you can mail order if you like. (it is in Japanese, though) And some more works, like In Search of Lost Coffee/ Moon and Blood special edition (both in English)
Check the detail here, Dojinshi Mail Order  / PartyZone  

2018/08/15

Coffee Party project 2018

日本語

Making doujinshi for Kaigai Manga festa(Tokyo International Comic Festival in COMITIA) or COMITIA 2018, 25 Novemver. 
(The detail of TICF had not yet been announced, so I'm not sure at the moment)

Why don't you join this project and show your work on Coffee-Party book "In Search of Lost Coffee" vol.7, 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. 
At a convention in USA



Coffee Party is a group I organized for Tokyo International Comic Festival and has been releasing Doujin book series In Search of Lost Coffee(1-6 right now)
It's a group opens for everyone, you can join and show your work on the book.

Last year, I made Coffee Party book "In Search of Lost Coffee 6" for Kaigai Manga Festa 2017 with 7 members' help. 
They are Coffee Party Members in 2017.(Comment space)

Here is a new project, In Search of Lost Coffee 7
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.  (Pixiv)
(vol.1,2/English and Japanese * reraly manga part Mark Egan and me.)
Vol.3(FB album)    Vol.4  (FB Album)

Since last year, I've started reley manga again, with Mark Egan. You also can read it on Pixiv page. 
In this year 2018, Mark Egan took chapter 3 again, then I'm going to take next, as last year. We are looking for someone who can join us anytime. If you are interested in, send message or email to me!

Chapter 3 cover image by Mark Egan


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
15 Sep. for plan (how many pages you will draw) 
15 Oct. Final deadline

Deadline of plan (how many pages you will draw): 15 Sep. Please pay the cost on that time. (When you paid 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! 
Final deadline: 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 (A4/1200 dpi, 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.6 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 2018 "
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)

2017/06/14

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



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. "Postcard one set 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
90
110
130
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 7 sheets (all/choice) 150 yen
290 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.