WHAT IS SILENT MANGA AUDITION®?
“This is your best chance to prove yourself!” – Rocket-start your MANGA career, with generous prizes and the chance to work with manga pros from Tokyo, who will help you create no matter where on Earth you may be.
This is one opportunity that any aspiring manga artist can’t afford to miss.
Current events accepting entries :
SMA6 – 2016 “AUTUMN”, the 6th Round of SILENT MANGA AUDITION® is open for entry!
SMA5 – 2016 “SPRING”, the 5th Round of SILENT MANGA AUDITION® is now closed. Thank you for all your entries! Results expected around JUNE 2016.
SMA-EXTRA ROUND in support of FUKUSHIMA SAKURA MORI PROJECT is now closed. RESULTS ANNOUNCED! http://www.manga-audition.com/smaex1-2016award/
SILENT MANGA AUDITION® “EXTRA-ROUND TWO” Announced!
SILENT MANGA AUDITION 2016 EXTRA-ROUND TWO “KUMAMOTO ROUND” ( Also known domestically as “Kumamoto International Manga Festival” )
Theme : “Smiles + Laughter” / Additional Rule : “Draw a scene of Kumamoto within the story” – Deadline 15th February 2017
SMA7 – SILENT MANGA AUDITION® SEVEN
Theme : “UNFORGETTABLE TASTE” – Deadline 31st March 2017
Guides to SMA :
A starting point for everyone new to SMA! Also a great source of info for those have been with us for sometime.
Okay that was enough two middle aged men talking. but some of the best skills are taught in those videos. (Seriously? Seriously!)
There are over 200+ Award Winners manga to READ! Submerge yourself with those blight hopefuls, many of them became a pro, or working to become one right now. They’ll be a good lead to follow then 😉
NEED SOME ENCOURAGEMENT, a little push or source of inspiration? How about wise words from those legendary names in Manga creation, who have endorsed, encouraged and some actually serve the duty as judges of SMA.
Their names really need no introduction. So without further ado, please do enjoy interviews with them on SMA. Exclusive here on “SMAC! MAG”!
The manga masters shared us some rare exclusives into their creative minds, we hope you find something inspiring for your next creation.
Now, forward looking ones may be wondering,
“WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN?”
There are generous prizes to start with, but they are exactly that – JUST a start.
High-achivers who prove to us their skills more than once, may be chosen to join our “SMA MASTER CLASS” program. In addition to the prize, you’ll be assigned your editor-in-charge ( the real ones behind some of the biggest hits in manga history! not just translators ), as well as unlimited support for manga creation – to create your pro debut one-shot, then a series.
We held a ceremony in January, here is the video and photo report from the event:
The event was such a wonderful opportunity for us all to get together, not to be forgotten in a life time. However, the Grand Prix winner couldn’t make it due to personal reasons.
So we started inviting each person to Japan too. That way we can start to work on the next creation, meeting face to face!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN FROM NOW ON?
Well that is a question we can’t answer, BUT YOU CAN.
We are overwhelmed by the fantastic reaction from all over the world, and became what we are, all because a contestant like you, gathered and sent us wonderful works that made us realize how fortunate we are to have started this event.
None of us imagined it would turn out like this, and still don’t know how big this will be, but our guts say there is so much more to come, from us and from all of you.
We are determined, to keep on responding in a way,
YOU TOMORROW’S MANGA STARS DESERVE.
There will be more tutorials, events, and all we can provide, so together we can create more manga, for more people to enjoy all around the world, silent or otherwise.
Remember, with just a pen and paper, you can really move the world. We know because we did 😉
SMAC! The web MAGAZINE Editorials team