'GIGAZINE Manga Award' Started recruiting in February 2020 & top drawing making looks like this

2020 is a leap year. Visiting “February 29th” once every four years feels a very artificial, somewhat narrative act of matching things together. The deadline for the ' GIGAZINE Manga Awards ' will come every month, while keeping in mind the nature and artificial 'time' that exists there, so please pay attention to this as well.

In January 2020, the full-color comic '

Magic Book Exchange Diary ' that has been serialized from 2019 has reached a big circle, and a book will be released soon. We would appreciate it if you can check it again when you announce the book.

◆ Click here for the 'GIGAZINE Manga Award' application guidelines

I already read the application guidelines, so apply! If you are interested, please use the application form .

◆Click here for the original script recruitment guidelines

If you are thinking of applying in a novel or script format, please check the application guidelines from the link above.

◆ February 2020 GIGAZINE Manga Award Top Drawing Illustration
Kawaku- san gave me the top illustrations for February 2020. A cute and fascinating demon girl and gorgeously colored flowers and birds make this a beautiful piece that makes you feel the season.

Below is the making of the illustration.

Kawaku 'I drew a rough sketch to make it a demon character from Setsubun because it was the top illustration for February. I got the idea from Hanafuda's February 'Ume ni Uguisu.' I wanted to draw a large warbler. , I made the character a dwarf size. I am eating a dumpling of Uguisu bean paste.'

Kawaku 'I was also a demon character from Setsubun, and since I was still cold in February, I wanted to draw snow and an umbrella.'

Kawai 'I redrawn the rough based on the checkback. I narrowed down to only what I needed and made the screen deeper.'

Kawai 'I draw a line drawing while deciding the design that was roughly drawn in the rough. I make and use a brush that looks like a line like a pencil. Since there is no line drawing in the background, only characters and birds are used. is'

Kawaii 'I divided the layers by color to make it easier to work. Since it is a type that paints each color, I will paint with a sense of unity so that it does not come apart.'

Kawai 'I finished painting all the parts for the time being. According to the modified rough, the flowers in the foreground and the trees in the back were blurred to make the character appear to be in focus.'

Kawaii 'Tweak the effect of light and cover it in places to make fine adjustments until you like it. Finally, add your own sandy texture and add the texture to finish.'

◆Call for top pictures/illustrations for Grand Prize

We are looking for illustrations of 'top paintings' such as those shown in this article. Please check the application guidelines below and contact us using the application form .

Illustrations appearing at the top of the 'GIGAZINE Manga Awards' recruitment article published at the beginning of every month, commonly known as 'top paintings'

It will be used together with making for advertising and publicity of 'GIGAZINE Manga Award'.
Specifically, it will be the announcement of the “GIGAZINE Manga Award” announcement notice on GIGAZINE, and the use of the notice article on SNS such as tweets.
In addition, we will store and distribute e-books that collect multiple works on Amazon's KDP as follows.

GIGAZINE Manga Award 'Top Drawings' Illustration Collection 2019 Edition | Kindle Store | Amazon

There is no need to transfer the copyright, and you will be given the permission to 'publish on GIGAZINE', 'use for advertising and publicity of GIGAZINE Manga Award', and 'include in e-book'.

·Delivery date:
After asking for the desired delivery date, we will discuss with you, including 'how many months' worth of illustrations'.

'Rough draft' check → 'Line drawing' check → 'Coloring' check → 'Completion' check are planned.
Retakes will calculate additional rewards depending on the number of times.
If you wish to use a process or process other than the above, we will give priority to that process, so please fill in the 'Other contact details' on the form.

Please specify the amount of reward you want in the application form. If it changes depending on the quality level, we would appreciate it if you could attach a message to that effect or a reference image link.

-Availability of publication of results-Publishing in personally produced fanzines, commercial art books, etc.:
Of course, there are no usage restrictions within the scope of copyright, so it is possible to publish. At that time, I would be very happy if you could add 'a link to the GIGAZINE article at the time of the first appearance' and 'that it was drawn for the GIGAZINE Manga Award'.

・Top picture/illustration application form for top prize entries:
Click here (Please select 'GIGAZINE Manga Awards Top Articles/Illustrations' in the first option)

◆Application Guidelines for “GIGAZINE Manga Award”

・When you serialize manga on GIGAZINE...?
・Complete remote & work timing

・Since the serialized manga will be posted on GIGAZINE, you can read it first

・There is no strict deadline and it is easy to schedule

-No restrictions on genre or target, anything is OK if it is interesting

・Completion of assistant who can entrust you with color painting and background (no need to pay your own expenses)

・Because it is a young label, opinions and requests can be passed easily like a venture company!

etc. If you have any other questions like 'How is this?',

please click here to contact us.

・Basic conditions:
・It is assumed that it can be read on a smartphone (no spreads, vertical scrolling standard)

・Full color, full digital (black and white are treated as 'original')

・The genre is free and the completed manuscript of 'Episode 1' and its making materials . For the making materials, in addition to character design and settings, please send a synopsis of the whole story in the range of about 200 to 800 characters. Please note that the screening may not proceed if there are insufficient entries.

・Original format:
Please refer to ' Princess and Gamer ' for aspect ratio, file size, and resolution.

-Number of originals:
freedom. Any page is OK.

・Primary creation already announced by other media and platforms

-A work that was published in a magazine but was not published in a book or that was cut off due to strange circumstances on the way is also OK. Please do not give up.

・'Drawing only' is OK if you can show the URL of the portfolio and the work collection. For those that pass the first stage examination, we will have you actually draw a trial original in the second stage examination, and after passing, we will go to the final stage voting examination.

·The deadline:
23:59:59 at the end of every month

・Review process:

After the first selection by the editorial department, the following screening process is planned.

Stage 1: GIGAZINE Secret Club Evaluation that can be viewed only by members and evaluation by the editorial department including making materials

Stage 2: Examination after creating additional necessary items such as 'Episode 1 manuscript' and 'Plot to final episode' in a format that is more serialized. At the stage we have reached this point, we promise to serialize in some form or another.

Final stage: Serialized manuscript will be judged by the GIGAZINE editor-in-chief + GIGAZINE secret club member's evaluation + GIGAZINE serialized writers will judge the guests and determine the grand prize winner overall. We will assure serialization when the final stage is reached.


To commemorate the new development of GIGAZINE Manga from March 2020, the rewards including the prize amount have been renewed as follows. It is clarified, including the question 'How far can I proceed to serialize?' so please do not miss it. The left side of the arrow is the conventional setting, and the right side is the reward from March 2020.

All passed the first screening and selected for the first stage:
Prize money 10,000 yen → Prize money 30,000 yen

Second stage entry:
Additional prize money 20,000 yen → Additional prize money 20,000 yen + editing in charge for serialization

Prize money only when winning or winning the grand prize → Additional prize money of 50,000 yen (100,000 yen in total) at the final stage advancement + serialization commitment after brushing up the submitted work

Prize money 50,000 yen → Prize money 100,000 yen + serialized commitment

Grand Prize:
Prize money 100,000 yen → Prize money 500,000 yen + serialized commitment with the submitted work as it is

・Results of selection of submitted works
For works that go through the first stage screening, we will contact the e-mail address at the time of application by the end of the month following the application month for details of the screening.
In other cases, please note that we do not basically notify the examination results.

・Flow after winning
After finishing the serialization on GIGAZINE, it will be sold as an electronic book on Amazon. We will pay the prescribed manuscript fee and royalty respectively. GIGAZINE is responsible for selling and advertising electronic books.

・Question acceptance form:
If you have any questions about applying, please click here to contact us. If similar questions continue, we will summarize them as a FAQ, so please understand and cooperate.

・Manga Award application form:

Click here

◆Original script recruitment guidelines

-In addition to the first episode manuscript , prepare the plot (synopsis) from the first episode to the last episode . Synopsis Please describe in detail the flow of the whole work, from 100 to 800 characters, and write it on the first page of the manuscript.

・In the first screening, we will look at the fun of a simple story and the completeness of one story. If you proceed from the second screening to the final screening, we will judge whether you can consistently create a script written in G up to the final story, in consideration of actually creating the original manga.

・In the case of 'Original only' and only characters are applied, it is okay if you paste the text in the Google document and then enter the address of the shared link in the application form. In that case, please do not edit the document after applying.

Click here for application form

There is 'GIGAZINE secret club (GSC) closed examination' in the selection process of the Manga Award. Not only GSC members but also those who are not yet members, please take this opportunity to become a member of GSC and witness the birth of future masterpieces. Click here to register for the GIGAZINE Secret Club.

We look forward to receiving applications from creators. Thank you.

in Manga,   Pick Up, Posted by log1e_dh