Step 1 Character Sheet & Plot

There are three steps to create manga. The first step is to create a plot and some character sheets. A character sheet is usually composed of the pictures of the characters and their profiles.

 

                                                    plot                        character sheet        

                               

                                an actual character sheet

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Step 2 "Name"

a name
a name

The second step is  creation of storyboard like thing..

(In Japan, we call it  “a name”. It is used as a technical word and the meaning of the word "name" is different from the original one. Maybe the usage is peculiar to Japanese manga industry. )

 

To create a "name" means to draw manga rather roughly on thin paper by pencil according to the plot and the character charts.

(There are several methods of converting a plot into a "name".)

 

     an actual name (The size is reduced.)

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Step 3 Drawing Pictures

The last step is to draw pictures in earnest. First you draw pictures more neatly than the "name" by pencil on thick paper for comic-drawing, and ink  the rough drawing.
If needed, "screentones" are put.
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Screentones are adhesive-backed transparent films with patterns printed on them.

 

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               a sample of detailed sketching by pencil (The size is reduced.)

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                 a sample of finished manuscript (The size is reduced.)

Usually titles and letters are typed by editorial departments. Since this sample work is not published, I typed them by myself.

 

This concludes my brief explanation. If you are interested in manga creation and want to know more, you can go to "Detailed manga creation" sections. Though I cannot explain everything  on  this website, I  tried to put more detailed information about it. there.

 

 

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