Konichi wa! I'm currently in the process of drawing a manga to send in to SHUEISHA Inc. the home of Shonen Jump! I will get published!
HI! I'm writing and drawing a manga which for the moment I'm calling Majin Wind. Oh Manga is the Japanese word for comic if you didn't know. The story is about the travels of a Majin named Haru as he tries to become a human. Before the manga begins, Haru was tricked into destroying his lamp by another Majin which caused all of his magic to be locked away. Now a wandering Majin he seeks the only other power that can free him from Majin curse, a Kami. The story begins as Haru visits a certain town, where some strange occurrences have taken place.
Having discarded his magical power Haru trains in various Martial Arts in order to get his freedom. However he initially failed at every thing he tried to do without his magic. It was only when his masters 'wished' for Haru to do better, began to show his improvement. Since Haru is a Majin he can grant the person who rubs his lamp 3 wishes, however since he destroyed his own lamp he has to grant any person's wish, who says the words" I wish" this is the only time he may access his magic.
There are some pictures posted in the updates!
Can you actually keep up with the workload? Meaning draw a 15 page chapter in a week maintaining the quality by yourself?
It does seem very intimidating, I know I can draw the chapters, and they are actually more like 19-24 pages, at least for Jump. I've been working nonstop on my art work and my speed in order to be able to draw a lot in a short amount of time, I mean the first time I wrote a story board it took me a month, lol. Now however I can draw a storyboard for 45 pages in 4-5 hours. As far as drawing and inking a manuscript goes, I can finish one page in an hour to an hour and a half. It's also important to remember that if I were to be serialized I would be provided with assistants in order to help maintain the work load.
Most American publishers will not take any work submissions unless they find you, and the contest that Tokyopop held was a great thing, but sadly Tokyopop was the only publisher to hold such a event. Now that does not mean that there aren't a few publishers who will take submissions. I actually originally planned to send a submission to Yen Press for a Graphic Novel. Could I still do that? Sure, but it won't fulfill my dream.
It's not so much a question, but a very important point. Yes I know that a lot of people are rejected, but just because they were rejected once does that mean they should quit? I don't think so. I know that the chances of a foreigner getting published in a Weekly magazine like Jump are practically zero, but that really doesn't scare me, it actually makes me more excited. I know I can do this. It may take a few tries, but I guarantee you that one day you will read a manga that I drew published by Shonen Jump.
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