The SILENT MANGA AUDITION® (SMA) is the world’s biggest manga audition, exclusively with manga without dialogue. Through silent manga, talented international creators have the same chance as Japanese creators to join the manga world. Draw your characters’ expressions full of emotion and heart to work towards your dream debut!
People can have many different kinds of smiles: happy, amused, sad, confused, embarrassed, threatening…What memorable smiles will you show in your SMA20 entry?
Top-awarded entrants who show their talent, professional approach, and will to work in Japan may be invited to the Artists Village Aso 096k in Takamori Town (Aso, Kumamoto)! There, you will learn the art and technique of creating great manga by working next to other manga creators in the Village and will start “Ticking towards your Dreams.”VIEW MORE
Excellence Award and Above to be Published on “MangaHot”
Excellence Award Runner-Ups and Above to be Featured in Monthly Comic ZENON
Copic and I・C have once again joined SMA to help international manga creators! With 3 awesome analogue manga-making prizes, you can gain new manga skills and add eye-popping colors to your pages. These 3 exclusive prizes will be provided to 6 entrants (2 each for each prize), so be sure not to miss your chance to receive official Copic and I・C merchandise with us!
EVERY entry receives professional editorial feedback! The feedback will contain your entry’s strong points and highlight things we’d like you to practice and learn more about in order to create professional-level manga.
ALL entrants who complete a survey after joining SMA20 will receive a Clip Studio Paint EX 3-month activation code! Clip Studio Paint is the artist’s drawing, painting, comic, webtoon, and animation tool, loved by professionals. Don’t miss out on your chance to try Clip Studio Paint!
The SMA Judges evaluate SMA entries based on the following criteria. Above all, conveying your characters’ expressions is the most important.
Characters’ emotions are expressed and displayed clearly.
The story and setting display your originality.
The theme is conveyed well through a story that’s easy to understand with enjoyable paneling.
NOTE: Entries done on paper should be scanned and digitized with a 300 dpi resolution. Page Layout Guidelines HERE (B4 Size) >>
COAMIX Inc. is a Tokyo-based manga publisher founded by worldwide famous manga creators. Among its many titles, Record of Ragnarok, MOTHER PARASITE, Keiji’s Kabuki Adventure, and The War of Greedy Witches stand out for being the most recent and internationally acclaimed manga series from the publisher.