SMA’s Italian Job

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Italy, the BEL PAESE, the birthplace of world renowned dishes such as Pizza, Pasta and the versatile Panini; the land of great poets like Dante and Boccaccio and not forgetting pioneers of the art world like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and…Salvatore Nives from SMAC!!! READ ATENA’S ONE SHOT   Friends, Manga Creators, Community, lend me […]

We’re off on the road to KUMAMOTO

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On the southern tip of the “Land of the Rising Sun” resides the “Land of Fire”—Kumamoto Prefecture.  It’s a land forged by a volcanic cauldron, the Mount Aso caldera and surrounding areas, and tempered by the people and culture.  Kumamoto is a land of soaring peaks to deep valleys and of a culture old and […]

2018 MASTERCLASS ANNOUNCEMENT

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We are very pleased to announce the 2018 Masterclass membership list! COAMIX and the SMAC! team would like to offer a huge thanks to all who entered the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® last year. We were overwhelmed, both by the response and the passion for manga exhibited. We look forward to making 2018 even more successful.  […]

REPORT: KUMAMOTO International MANGA Fes. 2017

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The eagerly awaited 2nd “KUMAMOTO International MANGA Fes” will kick off on September 12~17, so here’s the lowdown on what to expect! A celebration of manga, this exclusive manga festival will feature lectures, workshops, a Manga exhibition, “in conversations” with professional Japanese mangaka and the much coveted manga award ceremony for winners of this special […]

The Day of Judgment: SMA8

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The day has finally dawned. A day eagerly anticipated, with equal lashings of dread, by the world’s most talented mangaka. Today, 14th December, 2018, is the final judging of SILENT MANGA AUDITION® 8. In an innocuous room in Coamix HQ, nestled in Kichijoji, a vibrant suburb of Tokyo, we editors of ‘SMAC!’ frantically finish prepping. As […]

…For All the ‘Manga’ in China

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New SMA Regional Rounds set to roll out in China Hi, As the newest member of the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® editorial team, I thought I’d introduce myself, along with some show-stopping news! SMAC!, the international event aimed at discovering the world’s hottest new comic book talent will now be holding exclusive, Region Only Events! The […]