How Long Does It Take To Produce A Manga?

Facebook is a fantastic tool for illustrators, comic creators and all sorts of creatives to talk to others involved in the industry. Recently, a group I was in had German artist, Olga Rogalski, make a post about how long it took her to produce a manga novel.

 

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Post-Con Blues and how to combat them.

Hey guys, Kay with MCA Studios here, bringing you a topic that usually doesn’t get discussed in the lead up to conventions.

Post con depression (or post con blues).

I talk about this now, because I’ve just had a dose of it, and wanted to share how I got myself through it, but first a little back story. Continue reading “Post-Con Blues and how to combat them.”

Where is MCA Studios next?

Hi guys – Kay here with a quick update for you all about what is happening with MCA Studios over the next few months.

As you know, Supanova season is upon us, and the 22/23 April will see MCA Studios have its first Supanova table! This is so exciting for me, because who knew back in August last year that I would get to this stage of having enough Australian creator content to put on a table to sell on behalf of those creators? Continue reading “Where is MCA Studios next?”

Comic Conventions Part 4 – Practical guide to recording sales at events.

In part 1 of Comic Conventions Part 1: The ins and outs for beginners, I spoke briefly about what to do when you don’t make any sales. Today, we’re going to look at what we do when we do make sales, and how to track each sale to keep for our records. This helps us to see what is selling well and to keep track of numbers of stock.

 

Included with this post, is a free template  Continue reading “Comic Conventions Part 4 – Practical guide to recording sales at events.”

Poll: What supplies do you use?

I’m interested in finding out more about what you use when you create your art and comics. I invite you to take part in this poll I have created to help me understand your needs as creators.

Feel free to click more than one option, and to share with your friends and co-creators on Facebook and Twitter. If your particular item isn’t listed, please add it in the “other” line.

 

 

Thankyou for your participation.

Comic Conventions Part 3 – How do I set up my table?

Welcome to Part 3 of Comic Conventions, the ongoing series where I look at different facets of having a table at events for your comic creations and art.

In part 3, we are looking at table set-up.  We are fortunate to have a few guest comic creators share with us their table set-ups for different events, and we’ll quickly break each down to what worked best for them, and what I thought the best aspect of each table was.. Continue reading “Comic Conventions Part 3 – How do I set up my table?”

Comic Conventions – Part 2 – Where should I look for events?

Hello, we meet again! My name is Kay, and I’m the author of this on-going blog series about helping beginners , and vets, into the world of Artist’s Alley at comic conventions.

So, where DO I want to sell my comics and art? Continue reading “Comic Conventions – Part 2 – Where should I look for events?”

Anatomy of Comic stories

Movies have genres to allow viewers to pick what they would like to watch. Rom-com, sci-fi, horror, comedy, family, etc.

They all have specific “antatomy” they use to keep viewers engaged on what is happening on the screen.

Comics, too, should have a storyline that keeps readers engaged, and this is why I have put this link on the “Antatomy of Film” into this post, taken from the blog of wronghands1.com (please visit, they have lots of great info!) Continue reading “Anatomy of Comic stories”