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
Other Japanese blog


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. 


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.


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.

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)


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. 


Going Potty!

I rend 10 DVDs for holiday and now, the holiday has been over but I still 2 DVD to watch, and want to review some. Mmm time time I need more time!!

Then, watching DVD with my cat while eating chocolate from Vienna. But there are many things to do...!

Kuro is watching DVD.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

I've posted FB and Twitter but it is my first post on this blog in 2016! Now, holiday season has gone in Japan (although we have a long new year holiday). People is going to work and my blog gets start, too. 

So... I have Torako (she is sister of Kuro and Mei) since 31 Dec., since Torako's owner has stayed her mother's place during holiday. It is Osaka. 
it's a kind of family gathering in the end of year. They are so close, love each other! 

It doesn't change anything, just makes them energetic bit more. The people who living downstairs might have some trouble...

I brushed too much and Torako get bold. 

So I put her a cloth (made from a leg warmer)
...and Mi-ke. As usual, she is plumly. Come to my place to be fed.

It's late, but Happy New Year!