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
Other Japanese blog
Making doujin manga book for Kaigai Manga festa（Tokyo International Comic Festival) 2015.When CoffeeParty book 3 was released, a couple of people asked me if I was planning any project like last 2 books. I answered I had no plan right now, but I would do something in future. Then almost a half year has past...and now, I have a new plan!
Join this project and show your work on Coffee-Party book "In Search of Lost Coffee" vol.4. This project is open for everyone.
To join this project, you need to draw...
Black and white drawing for the body, one small character drawing in full color (for the cover) and a note for a comment space.
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(8 pages maximum). Dialogue should be in English, then I'll add Japanese subtitle. 2-8 pages/person, I'm thinking right now.
Manga/Comic both stiles are acceptable. (left to right / right to left)
You need to pay 700 yen/page+ 200 yen(for comment 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) If you want more, you can tell me.
RulesDead line of drawing : 18th Oct. (Because I'm leaving Japan the end of Oct for Banzai-con, it's earlier a bit)
Deadline of plan (how many pages you will draw): 18th Sep.
Deadline of entry : is unset, but I closed it when the amount of people/page reach enough.)
Drawing (for Body) Black and white. (Gray scale is not acceptable)
Manga Studio file (A4/1200dpi, default). If you don't have Manga Studio, Tif file(158x220mm) is also acceptable.
Template: Manga Studio file / Tif file is available.
Comment (Black and White)
Comic Studio template or TIF 45mmx127mm(H/W),1200dps
Illustration (for cover) Color(CMYK), Tif or high quality jpeg image. 400dpi.
(← It will be something like this. Without dialogues, just characters)
If you'd like to join, e-mail to email@example.com with a subject "project 2015". Let me know your plan, how many pages you want to take. It can be a rough plan.
I'll share a dropbox folder with you, 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. The quality of images are low - sorry. I'll switch it asap.
Although I don't draw "Gijin-ka"(擬人化）, they came to my mind, for some reason.
It was long absence - because I was busy for preparation of new online manga lessons, to build a new manga school site (TeamUp) , blog, G+page so on, because my desktop PC got a trouble (it's started on Feb. and settled yesterday at last,...oh well!
Anyway, I finished some 4komas. For some reason, all of them are about Kuro and Mei!