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Announcing the Debut of Sideburn004’s Original One-Shot in the June Edition of Monthly Comic ZENON!

SMA Editorial Dept. SMA Editorial Dept. 21/06/2024 5 min read

Hello, everyone! We are thrilled to announce that Sideburn004, a manga artist from Russia, has debuted her original one-shot in the June edition of Monthly Comic ZENON! In celebration of her new work, “DOCTORCIST -SEIMEI-”, please enjoy this special interview!

Sideburn004’s Profile
Sideburn004 is one of the ten creators who is currently living and working at the Artists Village Aso 096k in Kumamoto, a place created exclusively for promising new talents in the manga world. After winning the Grand Prix in the 8th round of the SMA, she worked with professional editors to create her next work, which received an honorable mention in the 6th Itten Toppa Manga Award. Following these achievements, she was chosen to create the art for “Midnight Shadow”, a piece written by Matsuri Midou-sensei (Black Terror).

 Sideburn’s Social Media Profiles: Twitter: @Sideburn004, Instagram @Sideburn004

1. Please introduce yourself!

Hello everyone! I’m Sideburn and my passion is drawing manga!

2. What is your favorite part of “DOCTORCIST -SEIMEI-”?

When I was working on this story, the most interesting thing was drawing the hyoma (demons) and the action scenes. I wish there were more scenes like this in my manga. 

3. What is the best thing about the main character, Abe-no-Seimei?

He is handsome! Also, I wanted to create a character that is more than meets the eye. People don’t take him seriously when they first meet him, but he’s actually a professional. His biggest problem is that he’s pretty helpless in everything besides his work. Maybe that’s why he’s always broke?

4. What was difficult about drawing this work?

Now, I can’t say anything about creating manga is easy. Each stage requires a lot of work and time. However, the most difficult things were perhaps creating the concept, writing the plot, and drawing the storyboard. We discussed every detail and made many corrections to create the best possible one-shot, which took months. On the other hand, creating the manuscript itself was fascinating and went by very quickly. 

5. What kind of works do you plan to draw in the future?

I would like to continue drawing action stories in the fantasy or sci-fi genre. I enjoy creating new worlds.

6. Lastly, please give a message to our readers!

Manga is part of the entertainment industry, so I hope you will find my work entertaining!


Published in Monthly Comic ZENON

Sideburn004 is getting ready to draw her first-ever series, so stay tuned for more! You can read Sideburn004’s one-shot from the link below.

Read the rest of the manga here on the SMAC website ↓ 

Or here on MangaHot!↓

Learn more about how YOU can join the Artists Village and create manga with us!



SMA Editorial Dept.

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