We had such an incredible response to the last Round’s theme, we decided to give you more of the same!
Moments of FEAR, JOY and LOVE can elicit a huge array of
Numerous scenes of drama, tension or happiness are at your
fingertips when encapsulating one of these “moments”.
A huge element of manga is effectively illustrating facial expressions in the most extreme of circumstances, and each of these “moments” will give you ample opportunity to do just that!
The primordial sense of fear is perhaps one of our strongest emotions. Aside from the obvious spooky causes of fear, we can also fall prey to it on the eve of a job interview, a first date, or even an uncertain outlook about the future. An honest and endless source of manga inspiration.
If fear is our vulnerability, then joy is our reward! You got that job, your second date is secure, an uncertain future is exciting and full of possibilities! Joy can manifest itself in a million ways for a million reasons. Just ask yourself… What makes you happy?
Love is a universal human theme, complex and bulging with emotion. From the bronze age Fall of Troy and the tragedy of star-crossed lovers, to an endless list of romcom movies, love is the timeless emotion that has launched a thousand stories.
We want to see a short, dialogue-free manga that encompasses ONE of these key emotional representations. Let your imagination run wild with stories of any genre that utilizes fear, joy or love as its core. As always, the legendary SMA judges will evaluate your artistic skills, your ability to build drama with an eﬀective climatic twist and your paneling/directorial skills.
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“28th JULY, 2021”
12:00 noon in YOUR time zone
Creator : “City Hunter”
Co-Creator : “Fist of the North Star”
Creator : “Yoroshiku Mecha-Doc”
Creator : “Koroshi-ya Menkichi (Menkichi the Avenger)”
CEO, Coamix Corp. (Former Chief Editor, “Monthly Comic ZENON”, “Weekly Shonen Jump”, etc.)