#038 “SMA05” Announcement! Q&A Sessions – Japanese Manga 101 #038
We have many more!
I’d like to ask about when will the theme and deadline for the next season be announced? thank you wink emoticon ＜Tugas Pratama Abdulkarim＞
Thank you all for waiting! The deadline of round 5, is
What will the theme for Silent Manga Audition Round 5 be? Because I’m ready for it. I’ve prepared all my manga page templates in one folder on my Mac, reserved for Round 5. ＜Kuroi Kai＞
Hi Silent Manga, so the winners for the Summer 2015 round will be released on July 2016? ＜Jae-ill Cho＞
31st March, 2016!! (Results announcement expected July)And the “Themes” are…
“Friendship and communication tools!”We have a much more, practical approach from this round. You must use BOTH, of those concepts, to create One story. Not one or the other, but you MUST use BOTH! of those words. Friendship may be obvious, but the “Communication Tool”? Let us give you examples. It can be a telephone, smartphones, email, or SNS. Any and all ways, methods or magic is good with us. Handsigns, smoke signals or maybe pigeons? Perhaps some unseen futuristic device or some super natural powers, with your brain as the transmitter? So, the key is to have a scene or scenes, of how an emotion, feelings or messages, is delivered to another. This is a scene from Hojo sensei’s classic, “Cat’s Eye”. In this scene, the building IS the communication tool. Use your imagination, to illustrate your messages, stories of friendship, as SILENT MANGA! While it’s easy to understand, because “Friendship” is a word that can have such broad meanings to everyone, it may be hard to actually think of a simple episode. Mixing another, very specific clue to the story in the form of “Communication Tool”, it actually makes creating an episode, a little easier. This is a more practical approach, to creating your own storyline. We hope you’ll feel the merits! There’s a very popular way of training, for story writers, manga artists and editors. It’s called “San-dai-banashi”. Meaning “Story of 3 themes”. In manga creation, there are two skills that often REALLY shine. Those are, “Quibbling” and “Making Excuses”. Have you trained those before? “Story of 3 Themes” is a great way to train those! In SMA05, there are only 2 themes, instead of 3, to ease it off a little. So, use BOTH “Friendship” and “Communication Tool” as a hook, to create your next master piece!! GOT IT!? Let’s go with one more question!
I’m sure this is a question many of the SILENT MANGA AUDITION contestants… so let’s hear it! When we manga editors assess manga awards entries, these 5 points are what we look for:
Wow thank you! Another question I was wondering, what type of criteria would an editor judge a manuscript on to consider it “good”? ＜Dyanira Baird＞