'GIGAZINE Manga Award' Started recruiting in August 2020 & Click here for manga making that also serves as a reference for manga production
Opportunities for presenting manga at a sale event are decreasing, but GIGAZINE is looking forward to recruiting for the GIGAZINE Manga Award this month. Anyone who wants the story of created itself want to see a lot of people, even a little, by all means regardless of the format or genre
◆ 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.
◆I tried collecting the manga back data that understands what the manga and illustrations that catch the reader's eyes
All five manga series serialized by GIGAZINE by July 2020 were created by the person in charge of the original/script and the drawing/coloring. Since each of them discovered the making of how the script, name, and drawing proceed from the original, the back side will be made public. Whether you are thinking of applying for a scenario, considering applying as a drawing creator, or of course you want to apply a completed work, it will be a reference for production.
' Princess and Gamer ' was created in the flow of a script with only text written by the original author, Sankyo Kyo, with the name of the author, Mr. Sanio. The image is the name of the check stage, and the words such as serif are handwritten and only the size image is attached.
When the name is completed, first draw the character's line drawing, ask the helper for the undercoat and background, etc. and proceed with the drawing.
' Mageosho Exchange Diary ' is also a work based on the same original work and drawing combination, but the production flow has changed due to the experience of the previous work. First of all, at the stage of script writing, I cut off the extra instructions as much as possible, and only put the capture in the minimum lines and situations. As a result, the drawing staff wants them to draw freely.
Before creating the name from the script, this work puts the storyboarding process in between. There are page and frame designations in the script, but for that purpose, I will add cuts by arranging the lines and situation vertically. By creating a name from here, it is now possible to flexibly adapt to the frame layout and add or delete frames in some cases. In the middle of the process, the name stage was skipped to shorten the work, and the process started from a storyboard to a line drawing.
Create a name from the storyboard and proceed to line drawing and completion. Although it is good to draw with a name, it is difficult to do a clean copy, but on the contrary, I came up with a more attractive composition than the name, so I often ignore the name and redraw the character when drawing.
The work flow varies depending on the person in charge of the original work and the person in charge of drawing, but each work is adjusted to make it as easy as possible. We are looking forward to applying not only for manga works, but for text-only scripts, name stages, and portfolios only for drawing.
◆Application Guidelines for “GIGAZINE Manga Award”
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・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?',
・It is assumed that it can be read on a smartphone (no spreads, vertical scrolling standard)
・Full color, full digital (black and white may be treated as 'original work', but applications are welcome)
・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.
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.
Monday, August 31, 2020, 23:59:59
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: The serialized manuscript will be judged by the GIGAZINE editor-in-chief + GIGAZINE secret club member's evaluation + GIGAZINE serialized writers will judge the guest 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 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
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:
◆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 to the final story, in consideration of actually creating the original manga.
・In the case of 'Original only', if you are applying only text, it is okay if you paste the text in Google Docs and enter the address of the shared link in the application form. In that case, please do not edit the document after applying.
・Make sure that the sharing setting of Google is 'Everyone who knows the link'. If you keep 'Limited', you cannot read the submitted work. For details, check 'Share files to the public' in Google Docs Help .
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.