SMA8 Interview #08 – Gábor Molnár (Grand Prix Runner Up Winner)

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Succeeding in manga isn’t an easy thing for this Social Media savvy Hungarian, but it’s a fight Gábor Molnár is winning! In country that has embraced the American superhero, while stigmatizing manga, Gábor has had to up his game in self promotion. Today, he talks to us about Hungary’s difficult past, manga’s supposed “bad influence” […]

SMA8 Interview #06 – Eudetenis (Grand Prix Runner Up Award Winner)

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Manga with flavor!! “Bean soup” “Pasta” “Tennis shoes…!?”   Gigi and Paulo are a stupendously talented Brazilian manga team who go by the pen-name EUDETENIS. Their shared love of manga brought them together, and now this unstoppable creative duo is itching to showcase their incredible manga on the world stage. How do they plan world […]

SMA8 Interview #05 – Renata Rinaldi (Honourable Mention Award Winner)

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Renata Rinaldi lives for creativity. The Brazillian mangaka exchanged the quiet, suburban life of her childhood for the creative, hubbub of Brasilia. Studying fine arts, while being surrounded by a vibrant freelance community has allowed Renata to spread her creative wings and indulge her love of making manga. With only two rounds under belt, the […]

SMA8 Interview #4 – Sideburn004 (Grand Prix Winner)

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As the first Russian Grand Prix winner of Silent Manga Audition, Sideburn004 has no doubt awoken a keen interest in manga in her Mother Russia, inspiring countless aspiring creators. With her first stab at success way back in SMA2, this tireless Russian Mangaka entered TWO work’s to SMA8, with the enigmatic Checkmate securing her the […]

SMA8 Interview #3 – Akimichi (Honorable Mention Award Winner)

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A native of St. Petersburg, in the Russian Federation, Akimichi has been a regular contributor to Silent Manga Audition. From her experimental debut, Care, way back in SMA3, this prolific Mangaka has submitted a staggeringly impressive ten entries in total, with her latest First! winning her an SMA8 Honorable Mention Award. All this at the ripe old […]

SMA8 Interview #2 – Kachisou (Grand Prix RP Award Winner)

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“For me manga was like love at first sight” Kachisou, SMA8 Grand Prix RP Winner from Portugal sat down with Vivi for a chat about her dreams, inspiration and determination!   Hello Kachisou ! First of all, congratulations! How are you feeling? I was very excited and still cannot believe it. My family doesn’t really […]

Stranded in Manga – Chapter 2: How Did I Get Here?

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My first day fast approached, and after binge watching/reading more anime/manga than an angst laden, teenage emo, I felt ready to take up the mantle of Manga Editor in Training. Manga editing is another world away from the very British way of publishing I’d become accustomed to (lots of meetings with mountains of biscuits), so […]