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What makes a good manga comic?

:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am taking up ideas for good manga comic characters, names, and OC's. And to actually want to figure out how one is made from from everyone's ideas: setting, heroes, villians etc.
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:iconsarlaz:
sarlaz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
wuts a OC? @_@
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Original Character. You a noob at this sorta stuff or you actually did not know
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:iconsarlaz:
sarlaz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I just didn't know the lango!!!:cries:
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it okay. You have an OC?
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:iconsarlaz:
sarlaz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
erm...You mean a original character that I made up for a story or something? (I guess look at my gallery. Under Inpar or my Inked in drawings folders.)
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werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, made a chat room where you talk as your OC. Wanna visit?
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sarlaz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
suuure. whats it called/how do I get to this chat room thing. (btw I am a noob to DA even if my account has been around for years)=b
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, let me do all the hard work then [link]. GOD! THAT WAS EXAUSTING! MY BONES ACHE WITH ALL THAT HARD WORK I JUST DID! XD
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CandraRose Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Manga can be essentially anything you wish it to be! It can be any genre, I suggest thinking about genres a lot and trying to weed out the
ones that you find most interesting to develop a story on ^^ Also by looking at genres you can see the cliches from each one and
try to stay away from them and create something original! Good luck on making your manga, I will definitely read it if you upload it here! ^^
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, loyal fan! :D I will do that, but for now I NEED GOOD STORY IDEAS!
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:iconcandrarose:
CandraRose Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No prob XD
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Same thing as makes any story good. Manga is much more diverse than American comic books, covering a much wider range of genres. Just saying "manga" doesn't tell much about what the story is like.
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scotlandwolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know me to draw with a more anime style, i like your stuff, apart from the odd spelling error, i have a few typed versions of your work on my computer, i basically just sat and corrected your spelling.

I Think a good manga should have a fast paced plot, as usually manga has a more violent side than anime, unless of course you're me me and watch read or listen to anything and everything you put in front of me (except rap music, gay porn, and horror movies) and have lots of eye catching images, and good "hook" lines. I take english at SQA National 5 (used to be intermediate 2 but they changed it, it now has a lot of stuff from the old Highers) so i might be talking in total gibberish to you.i was always good at creative writing, won prizes and stuff at school for it. So if you just want plain stories rather than a comic, i'll write one for you because i like to write this kinda stuff, and for some reason i've been obsessed with dragons. DAMN MY ADDICTION TO SKYRIM lol.
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HA! Thsnks for telling me. Wanna join my chatroom?
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scotlandwolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might, but i troll people, like... A LOT, turns out one of my friends has gotten my account involved, or should i say, he started an argurment on christmas, and has been using my account to annoy these people ever since
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werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont care if you troll
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:iconscotlandwolf:
scotlandwolf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh i maybe shouls have told you, it was 1am when i was on
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah
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:iconscotlandwolf:
scotlandwolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You were wondering when i was going to comment, i always comment at some point. :)
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:icon0rg:
0rg Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
big eyes, abnormal hair pigment and tildes at the end of every sentence

mechas optional
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool
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PepperSeeds Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Screw the art. Screw the fancy animation. It's all in the story,first, always. I'm talking about the depth of your characters. Can the audience connect with it? I'm talking about the fluidity of the setting. Does it match with the story you are portraying? I am talking about the main themes of the story. Are the characters following the recurrent theme? Honestly, I've seen comic strips with the most horrid art, but a story that really hooks me from the get go.
Now, that we have the first priority cleared up, yes, I guess art is important too -_-
Your art should attract readers, it should convey what kind of comic you are writing. Ever read Sin City?( the original comic)
It shows off it's dark noir art style perfectly, which melts in great with the story.
but yah. story first, characters second, art third.
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting. Will try that
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:icon0rg:
0rg Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
if the art doesn't matter, read a book
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PepperSeeds Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
comic/manga is a type of book*
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0rg Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
now you're just being a cheeky cunt, mate
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Animeria Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I hope your manga series turns out excellent XD
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, hun :D
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Animeria Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Your welcome X3
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scaramoushe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A good story with a narrative voice you can relate to and can easily get into their mind, so that if feels like you are experiencing this world through them. Also, Easy to follow narrative flow, so not too many speach bubbles on one page so the reader can't work out where to go next, you shouldn't need to think about how to read the book as it detracts from the action. I've read manga where the page is so hard to follow I've had to spend time working out what bubble and box came next!
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
a great story
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Duh XD,I know a good story makes it a good comic but what good story is good enough
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:iconcinderblockstudios:
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
think about the best stories you've ever been told, what makes them good
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A lot
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:iconcinderblockstudios:
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
um...but like break it down.

Plot twists, betrayal, conflict, you know...things you learn in like 7th grade English.
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werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
7th grade? English? Class? WHAT ARE THE WORDS OF WHICH YOU ARE APEAKING OF?!
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:iconcinderblockstudios:
CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
haha...guess you never were taught anything about literature then
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I have
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MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good storytelling is also an important factor. While it is extremely important to focus on the visuals, artwork, character designs and stuff, you must also be able to tell a compelling story in a way that draws your readers in and allows them to immerse themselves into your world.
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Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
In order of importance: the story, after the setting, the characterization of the characters and the style.
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:iconwerewolfman12:
werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Everything that =theworldisbehindus says is true, but the mostly the best thing about manga is character development and the art.

If you got good character development, then the manga can go well. Not just a good story. Story is pretty much in every aspect, but specifying to good character cast, makes a story worthwhile.

I mean what is your favorite charater? Do you keep watching the anime to see the story progress, or what make the story progress? The characters mostly do it.

The art too. The Japanese are geniuses for realistic backgrounds, but putting their anime characters as non realistic, making it stand out a bit. People see the characters, but everyone misses the backgrounds. They are well painted, and they take a long time. Its kind of one reason, anime character try not to be soo realistic; They would blend too much with the background. So make sure you have a good balance on your backgrounds and your anime character.
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theworldisbehindus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Basically all of the things that make a good story in any other type of media (books, movies, etc.)

All good manga should have a compelling plot; interesting, memorable characters; character depth and growth; and of course, appealing artwork. TVTropes has a collection of articles related to this, some of which you might find helpful: [link]

Maybe you should ask yourself what you like about your favourite manga series. What makes it good? (Just don't copy their plot/characters, because that would be plagiarism, and that's wrong).

That's my advice.
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werewolfman12 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I find this most helpful
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VorpalPen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Artist
That's good advice. Thanks for the link!
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