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SMA Editorial Dept. SMA Editorial Dept. 08/09/2023 5 min read

Pen Name: YinFu
Age: 29
Social network profiles: Instagram: @yinfu42 Facebook: @銀甫YinFu
Country: Taiwan
Favorite manga: ONE PIECE

Entry title:Tear
Round: SMA19: “Overflowing Tears”
Award: Excellence Award

Keep practicing and don’t be shy showing your manga.

About SMA

How does it feel to receive a SILENT MANGA AUDITION® award?
It’s really a great honor. Thank you for choosing my work.

What was the inspiration behind your awarded work?
When I thought about what to draw, I wanted to make it different. I didn’t want to just draw a man or woman crying. I wanted to draw the Earth crying because of the serious pollution problem.

What challenges did you face while making your manga? How did you overcome them?
I slept so little in order to finish it before the deadline. Luckily I made it and I could submit my work.


About your Manga

How and when did you start making manga? Any advice for beginners?
I started making my manga when I was 17. It was not great at the beginning and I took a lot of time drawing and thinking of a good story. So I think my advice is to keep practicing.

Do you draw your manga digitally or by hand? What are your go-to digital or analogue tools?
I do my drafting and drawing by hand, then scan my work into the computer to finish it.

What was the first manga you picked up?
ONE PIECE. I watched it on TV when I was a child. When I read the manga I thought the drawing style was so cool. Then, I started to draw manga like that as well.

Which manga changed your life?
There’s just too many artists’ works that inspire me with ideas for my own manga!

What kind of manga do you want to make next?
I want to make manga about monsters and ghosts. I’m interested in drawing different kinds of monsters.

About you

What do you do when you’re not making manga? How do you relax?
I’ll listen to some music.

Where do you see your manga career in 5 years time?
I hope I can see my manga being displayed at a Japanese book store and that there will be someone who will love it enough to buy it.

What manga making advice would you give to your younger self if you could?
Practice drawing the human body more, and to not try to make an epic story too soon. It takes time to make a good story.

What advice would you give to people entering the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®?
Try your best and don’t be shy to show your manga!

Thank you, YinFu! We’re eagerly expecting your next manga masterpiece!

There’s time until December 4th to join SMA20 and have a chance to develop your potential as a manga creator with us in Japan!

SMA Editorial Dept.

SMA Editorial Dept.