Finally, the last stage of this whole Rising Star of Manga experience! I'm a little Q.Q at this moment because, well, I've been striving for this for like 4 years; it's like I don't have a huge goal anymore. Unless I find another one. But I'm not even going to THINK about Morning's contest until I level up over 9000. Time for some 1000x manga gravity training!Me and mah RSoMs
It feel SO WEIRD to see my comic in PRINT, but that might just be because the paper cutter totally screwed up my margins.
Since I have nowhere else to write my responses to the book, I shall do so here:
-The cover is purple! *_* AMAZING THAT THE TIME I ACTUALLY MAKE IT, WE GET A PURPLE COVER! OK oops, almost let my feminine side leak out. GET BACK IN THE KITCHEN, FEMININE SIDE.
-I can't believe I left Kami's eyes crooked on the cover... I should have spent more time on it.
-They SCREWED OVER MY PROFILE Q.Q! I specifically listed my favorite manga to include "Detective Conan" and "Koukou Debut" and they changed it to "Case Closed" and "High School Debut." I have NEVER READ/WATCHED CASE CLOSED AND I DON'T KNOW ANY JIMMY KUDO /pointlessemo. BUT! They still kept in "Pokemon Special." AHAHAHAHA I feel a sense of victory about that, but at the same time it makes me sad that no one knows it anymore TT_TT;;;.
-Apparently, had I not titled my entry "According to Venus and Marx," I probably would not have made it. I have to admit that it's a relatively kickass title, if I do say so myself, but wow. I'm kind of >_>; that this was a definitive factor in my placing. I guess if I had stuck with the working title "Red" (which was a terrible title anyway), Xion would have beat me.
-"The linework is choppy, and more complex uses of perspective and anatomy bring a mixed bag of results." Yeah, er, I think my lineart might have been some of the weakest in the book. ;_; Wait, did I make the book for my WRITING? O_O Hrmmm... I always work hard to try to make some body poses or backgrounds look interesting, but I suppose this is an example of taking risks and failing.
-They say I'm funny. Well, that's good.
-Ironically, the second judge says, "artwork is clean and appealing." LOLWUT?
-My tones apparently provide a sense of "manga authenticity." I like that; I worked hard on that. I feel that a lot of OEL toning really has nothing at all to do with "authentic" manga toning-- which is fine in and of itself, but it's kind of silly for Tokyopop to push toning so hard as a mark of manga "style" when no one actually... tries for that. O_O Just saying.
-This judge also cites that I use "shojo-style tones and chibi characters to further accentuate" my comedic whatevers. ...I don't think I ever realized how freakishly shoujo my toning has been. People throw the word "shoujo" at the speed of sound at my entry, but I never considered it such. For one thing, it's certainly not pretty enough. Errr...
-Also: NO. THEY ARE NOT CHIBI. THEY ARE SUPER-DEFORMED. I don't even use typical squashies-- because I freaking hate squashies. EWWWWWW.
ALSO FOR THE FIRST TIME, I READ "Cry, Wolf" AND UNDERSTOOD IT. AND LIKED IT. O_____O. I also understood and enjoyed _SS_SIN a lot better in print. If only that would work for Moonless.
*~*~*~*~* I CAN HAS RSOM NAO? (again) *~*~*~*~*~*
So as of this writing, several brand new Rising Stars of Manga 8 volumes are sitting in a cardboard box in my room. I would like to get rid of them.Price: $8-10 (your choice!)
Shipping (domestic): $2 (Unless I know you personally and can just give it to you)
Shipping (int'l): TBA
by Paypal, money order, check, or (if you're risky and promise not to blame me if it screws up) concealed cash.
Books will be signed, and I'll also include some to-be-determined freebie-- a bookmark or pin of any art in my deviantART, a quick little sketch of choice on a card, or any other small cookie you'd like-- upon request.
Please note me or comment here if you'd like one! <3