'GIGAZINE Manga Award' recruitment started in February 2021 & making of top illustrations looks like this
help for 'name composition' to create manga names. Check here for details and how to apply.
2021 has already passed January. Whether you're starting a new thing or you're having a hard time getting off to a big start, check out the GIGAZINE Manga Awards , where the manga being serialized has reached its climax and is waiting for a new serialized work. Please take a new step. We are also looking for assistants such as coloring in manga production and
◆ Click here for the application guidelines for the 'GIGAZINE Manga Award'
I have already read the application guidelines, so apply anyway! Please use the application form .
◆ Click here for the original script application guidelines
If you are thinking of applying in the form of a novel or screenplay, please check the application guidelines from the link above.
◆ Making top illustrations for February 2021
The manga ' Ameame Fure Fure Usoyande ', which started serialization in April 2020, will be updated in episode 6 in January 2021 and will be completed in episode 8 published around the spring of 2021. A story of only two weeks struggling to show a bright light to a 'rain man' boy who has never seen the sun when a girl who likes rainy days meets. To commemorate the imminent completion, I asked the author to create a notice illustration.
Rough by Tiger Taro's original name in charge. Two people with umbrellas walk in a mysterious background where various skies are mixed, such as sunny and rainy, morning and night.
Based on the decided rough, Yumeki, who is in charge of drawing, will make a clean copy. Yumeki 'Since the rough sent is used as a draft, it is placed thin. The software used is CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX.'
Yumeki 'Undercoat while dividing each part into layers'
Yumeki 'I will paint a shadow on the layer in multiplication mode'
Yumeki 'Paint highlights (bright areas) on layers in screen mode'
Yumeki 'The character is completed while putting your eyes in and adjusting a little'
Yumeki 'While looking at the rough, paint a color close to the image on the background. If there is a matching material or texture, use it.'
Yumeki 'Add clouds with a cloud brush. Gradually adjust the color to blend in with the sky.'
Yumeki 'Add rainbows, rain, and starry sky'
Yumeki 'Adjust the color of the character and the background while looking at the balance to complete the background'
Yumeki 'Add clouds and rainbows on the character'
Yumeki 'Finally, cut out the black edge to complete.'
[Free manga] Ameame Fure Fure Usoyande Episode 1 'Rain-loving girl and rain man' --GIGAZINE
Click here for the main manga!
◆ 'GIGAZINE Manga Award' application guidelines
・ When you serialize manga on GIGAZINE ...?
・ Completely remote and work timing
・ Since the serialized manga will be published in GIGAZINE, you can read it first.
・ There is no strict deadline and it is easy to schedule
・ There are no restrictions on genres or targets, anything is OK as long as it is interesting.
・ Equipped with an assistant who can handle coloring and background (no need for own expense)
・ Because it is a young label, it is easy for opinions and requests to pass like a venture company!
etc. If you have any other questions, please click here to contact us.
・ Basic conditions:
・ It is assumed that it can be read on a smartphone (no spread, vertical scrolling standard)
・ Full color, full digital (In the case of black and white, it may be treated as the 'original', but the application itself is welcome)
-The genre is free and the completed manuscript of 'Episode 1' and its making material . For making materials, please send the character design and settings, as well as the outline of the entire story in the range of 200 to 800 characters. Please note that the examination may not proceed if the application content is insufficient.
・ Manuscript format:
Please refer to ' Princess and Gamer ' for aspect ratio, file size, and resolution.
・ Number of manuscripts:
freedom. Any number of pages is OK.
・ Primary creation OK that has already been announced on other media and platforms
・ It is also OK to have a work that was published in a magazine but was not made into a book or was discontinued due to unforeseen circumstances. Please do not give up.
・ For 'drawing only', please show the URL of the portfolio and the collection of works. The portion that passed the 1st stage examination will be actually drawn in the trial original in the 2nd stage examination, and after passing, it will be sent to the final stage voting examination.
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・ Examination process:
After the first selection by the editorial department, the following screening process is planned. The process and stages of the examination are subject to change, so we will send you a separate explanation and confirmation before the first stage examination.
Stage 1: Evaluation in a closed environment that can only be viewed by GIGAZINE secret club members + Evaluation including making materials by the editorial department
Second stage: Judging after adding necessary items such as 'Episode 1 manuscript' and 'Plot until the final episode' in a format that is more conscious of serialization. At the stage of advancing to this point, I promise to serialize in almost some form.
Final stage: A serialized manuscript will be judged by the editor-in-chief of GIGAZINE + evaluation by GIGAZINE secret club members + guest judgment such as writers serialized in GIGAZINE will be conducted to determine the grand prize winner comprehensively. In addition, we promise to serialize when it remains in the final stage.
Everyone who passed the first screening and was selected for the first stage:
Prize 30,000 yen
Stage 2 advancement:
Additional prize money of 20,000 yen + editing in charge for serialization
Final stage advancer:
At the time of advancing to the final stage, an additional prize of 50,000 yen (100,000 yen in total) + a commitment to serialize after brushing up the submitted work
Prize money 100,000 yen + serialization promise
Prize money 500,000 yen + commitment to serialize the submitted work as it is
・ Selection result of submitted works
For works that will proceed to the first stage screening, we will contact you with the details of the screening to the email address at the time of application by the end of the month following the application month.
In other cases, please note that we basically do not notify you of the examination results.
・ Flow after receiving the award
After finishing the serialization format on GIGAZINE, it will be converted into an electronic book and sold on Amazon. We will pay the prescribed manuscript fee and royalties for each. GIGAZINE is also responsible for selling and promoting e-books.
・ Question reception form:
If you have any questions about applying, please click here to contact us. If similar questions continue, we will summarize them in the FAQ, so we ask for your understanding and cooperation.
・ Manga Award application form:
◆ Original script application guidelines
・ In addition to the first episode manuscript , prepare a plot (synopsis) from the first episode to the final episode . For the synopsis, please describe the flow of the entire work in detail on the first page of the manuscript in 100 to 800 characters.
・ In the first screening, we will see 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 constantly create a script written in To' with an awareness of actually creating the original manga.
・ If you are applying for 'original only' and only text, it is okay if you paste the text in Google Docs and then 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 Google's sharing setting is 'Everyone who knows the link'. If it remains 'restricted', you will not be able to read the submitted work. For more information, check 'Share files publicly' in Google Docs Help .
The selection flow for the Manga Award includes 'GIGAZINE Secret Club (GSC) Closed Judgment'. 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 GIGAZINE Secret Club.
◆ Help application procedure
We are looking for help to help you create full-color manga. Undercoating of characters, text placement, and background help are also welcome. You can participate only when possible while staying at home completely remotely.
'Coloring help' and 'Background help' calculate the hourly wage with work management software. The hourly wage is initially set as a trial period, and from there it will be increased according to the work skill and the number of contributions.
In the case of 'name structure', the manuscript fee per page is calculated.
None. Since the flow is 'If you can work, select the one to be undertaken from the task list and work', it is possible to not participate during busy times.
It is also OK to create an original work and propose it for editing while participating in help and earning money and improving skills.
From the GIGAZINE Manga Award application form , paste the URL where you can browse 'color manuscripts and portfolios you have worked on in the past' instead of 'address / URL for downloading work files'. Also, in the last 'Other necessary information that you need to know', enter 'Coloring help', 'Background help', 'Name structure', which one you want.
Well then, we are looking forward to your application from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you.