WMP News #1

Here’s the first WebManga Project News post of this year and the first ever! 😀

Vampire Fetish is on a break right now. The author, Loom, is having some difficulties with her computer. Technical issues so to speak.
As for chapters, the 4th chapter is now complete and 5 is “cooking”, according to Loom. Loom also says that chapter 1 is being redone and the new pages are already penciled!

 

CurseD 1.9, unfortunately is also on a break right now. The author is working on a contest which will make almost impossible to update. News content from his webcomic page say that there will be pages updated this weekend.
Contest ends on February so, by the end of the first week of February, CurseD 1.9 will start its normal rhythm.

More about WMP:
More information on this project here on MR read this article. Contact us for more info.

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Art of Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke SB Book

This animation came to me when I was a small boy and I have to say that I remember that I loved it and watched it so many times. About two months ago I found myself wishing to study and watch movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki and this one (although I havent watched it again yet) is one more amazing work coming from him!

I always wanted to know his methods and how his sketches and concepts look like. If you’re a fan of his work too, here are some samples I found at Halcyon Realms 😉

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Source: The Art of Kiki’s Delivery Servive

Princess Mononoke Storyboard book

Source: Princess Mononoke Storyboard Book

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Berserk movie is coming!

Newtype (a magazine) revealed that this year (2011) there will be released a movie based on the anime of Berserk by Miura Kentaro.

It also revealed that this is only the first part of a project which will adapt the whole story. The information is still scarce but, probably, the animation will be the burden of Studio 4 ° C.
Unfortunately, this adaptation occurs after the adoption of “certain laws” so that the adjustment is never very faithful to the manga, known for its violent content and eroticism.

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WMP – CurseD 1.9

CurseD 1.9

Author: Filipe A.P. a.k.a Fil34
Rated: Teen +
Genre: Action / Fantasy
Chapters: 1 – On going
Update Schedule: Updates every 4 days

Synopsis

In a world where everyone hosts a great hability a boy was born and with him nothing came. He was born with no power…
A long way is ahead of him for other people to accept him as a real human. As a true man. With his friends, he will start that journey and change the meaning of the word “warrior”.

Read it: here!

 

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J-Comi, Google Work on Comic Viewer With Foreign Support

Manga creator Ken Akamatsu (Negima! Magister Negi Magi, Love Hina) revealed last Wednesday that his manga distribution site J-Comi is collaborating with Google on comic viewer software with “dynamic advertising” and overseas support. J-Comi currently serves free, PDF-formatted manga with unchanging, embedded advertising in Japanese.

With the new comic viewer that J-Comi is developing with Google, Akamatsu said that “American readers can see advertising from American businesses”.
In addition, the advertising can automatically change every time a manga is read, depending on the country, local time, interests of the reader. Which is actually a great feature! And a great way of advertising!
Akamatsu also plans to allow readers to enter and save comments next to every page of a manga. With this feature, he suggests that fans can offer volunteer translations, add footnotes to explain keywords, interact with other fans, and other possibilities.

More info: here.

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WMP – Vampire Fetish

Vampire Fetish


Author: Loom
Rated: Teen +
Genre: Comedy / Horror
Chapters: 4 – On going
Update Schedule: New Page Every Sunday and Thursday

Synopsis

Jude Hawthorne is having a rough time getting published. His initial success as short story extraordinaire has diminished, and he fears being forever known as a “flash in the pan.”

His shaky finances are held afloat by the risky commissions of the Catholic Church. In the night, while dressed in full-on drag, Jude takes on obsessive-compulsive vampires, catching them off guard just long enough to plunge the stake through their hearts!
But is this really what he wants, and more importantly, can he ever get out? Can Jude untangle himself from the obligations of the Catholic Church, steer clear of freshly agitated vampiric enemies, and settle into the quiet life of a writer?

Join Jude Hawthorne: Amateur Novelist, Professional Vampire Hunter!

Read it here!

 

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Webmanga Proiect – Manga Resource

Web Comics… have you heard of such thing?

Manga Resource, as told before, is trying to develop the artistic part of the blog (which is the main objective of this blog) and one of the most thought projects for this blog is a way of featuring and present to you – readers and fans – webcomics!

What are Webcomics?

Webcomics, online comics, or Internet comics are comics published on a website. While most are published exclusively on the web, others are also published in magazines, newspapers or often in self-published books.

Webcomics can be compared to self-published print comics in that almost anyone can create their own webcomic and publish it. In January 2007, there were an estimated 38,000 webcomics being published. Webcomics range from traditional comic strips to graphic novels and cover many genres and subjects. Very few are financially self-sustaining.

Source: Webcomic on Wikipedia

What is Manga Resource’s Webmanga Project?

Webmanga Project is a project that supports any type of webcomic with a drawing style based or related to manga. With this project Manga Resource offers an easier way of featuring and promote manga stories through out the world and even offering some support in the artistic professional mangaka life.

Something you should understand: Manga Resource is not going to host the manga! Manga Resource is just going to feature your work.

  • How does this project work?

After you enter this project, a post will be created with the info on the webcomic, exposing the author, the progress of the work (chapters per time), the number of chapters, its genre the synopsis and the URL linking you to the site.

Every two weeks there will be a new post called  WMP News with the new chapters of the week of each webmanga and a thumb with the cover for each and obviously some news concerning them (in case a chapter fails or the artists decides to take a break)

  • How to enter Webmanga Project?

First you need to create your manga (traditionally or digitally) and host it in a webcomic host such as SmackJeeves, ComicFurry or other. Send an email to mangaresource.blog@gmail.com with all the information needed (template below)

Template for Email

Title
Author (could be just a nick/pen name if you prefer)
Rated (Teen/Adult/…)
Synopsis
Number of chapters
Progress – Chapters per time (example: 1C/1,5W)
Banner/Button (160×45 px)
Illustration of the comics (a cover)

  1. How do I host a comic on the web?

You have multiple options when hosting your comic on the web. Here’s a small list of the most used webcomic hosting sites:

After submission

After sending the email I will create a small post specially introducing your webcomic and put your small banner/button (160×45) on the blog’s sidebar (explanation shown above) and there you have it! This way you will have a full profile on the blog’s archive and a banner/button linking to your webmanga in our sidebar! 😀 Everyone can start reading your manga with just a click!

Join this project! It’s worth it 😉

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2010 in review and a Happy 2011!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

 

In 2010, there were 98 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 251 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 72mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 5th with 301 views. The most popular post that day was News: 4th Bleach Movie – Hell Chapter.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were deviantart.com, forum.onemanga.com, en.wordpress.com and facebook.com

Some visitors came searching, mostly for bleach hell chapter, bleach, natsu, highschool of the dead, and j-comi.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

News: 4th Bleach Movie – Hell Chapter July 2010
1 Like on WordPress.com,

2

Reference sheets (Naruto and Bleach) September 2010
5 comments and 2 Likes on WordPress.com

3

Fairy Tail 2nd year Confirmed! September 2010
1 comment and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

4

Manga vs American comics July 2010

5

Reference Sheets (One Piece) September 2010
1 comment

This is all thanks to you readers and visitors! This blog only started at the end of June (pratically half month ago) so this is incredible news! Thanks to all of you!

Keep visiting and reading our news, articles and features! 2011 will be even greater! Happy New Year! Happy 2011!

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Inspiration #11: Mysthic Nature

Tsuki by manusia-no-31 is an amazing art work! The textures, the colors and the figures are amazingly very well done. I chose this art work because in the pile of chosen art, this is the most incredible and the one that most suits this post’s theme: Mysthic Nature.

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The art of Blade of the immortal

I recently bought an  art book. I don’t know if you know this manga but (besides the story behind it) the art is amazing! And not just amazing but really completely astonishing! Here’s a small sneak peak to it 😉 This might give you some inpiration 😀

The Art of Blade of the immortal

  • Author: Hiroaki Samura
  • Released by: Dark Horse Manga
  • Publisher and Editor: Mike Richardson and Philip R. Simon
  • Hardcover book

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