``GIGAZINE Manga Award'' Recruitment started in May 2023 & The top picture illustration making that you can understand the idea of manga illustration is like this

With the new year of 2023 as an opportunity, GIGAZINE also posted the first episode of the new manga series ' Gasya de !! '. At the GIGAZINE Manga Awards , we are always looking forward to more serializations, so please apply for unique works that you can not read anywhere else, such as ``It should not be posted elsewhere, but should be posted on GIGAZINE.''

You can also see the making of the top illustration commemorating the start of the new serialization here with the author's commentary.

Also, please use the GIGAZINE Secret Club (GSC), where you can use benefits such as pre-release of manga, bookshelves with unlimited reading of past works, and invitations to the Manga Grand Prize judging.

Information on the new series of manga is below!

[Free manga] 'It's a gas shop!' Episode 1 'I'm a newcomer to the gas shop, Kayo Kiyu!'-GIGAZINE

Click here for the 'GIGAZINE Manga Award' application guidelines

I've already read the application requirements, so apply anyway! For those who say, please use the application form .

◆Send a portfolio and apply for drawing, name composition, and drawing help

Click here for application requirements for original scripts in the form of novels and screenplays

◆ Making of the top image of 'Gasya de~su!!'
First of all, I created four rough drafts based on the concept of 'a manga announcement illustration that will be a horizontally long top image'. The following rough plan A is a modified version of the rough that was created for the cover art of the first episode. Here is a detailed explanation of the making of the frontispiece for Episode 1. According to the author, Higoto Mainichi, 'I drew the four characters in the first episode, 'Hoshimi Life Equipment', who are expected to become the main characters in the future from the reader's point of view. In addition to being conscious of posing in a way that makes it possible to read the character's personality, I put pictures of gas appliances in the background so that you can tell that it is a manga with a gas station as its theme. I put a film-like frame in it.'

Plan B is a rough with a strong impression of a gas cylinder. Mainichi ``This is a plan with less information on the screen than plan A. I only drew the main character, Kyu, and drew only the gas cylinder, which is synonymous with the gas shop. Also, by holding a gas cylinder that is aware of dangerous objects, you can see that Kiyu is close to Gus and that he is a lively and friendly character. I'm assuming

Rough plan C is a composition that looks like a group photo taken by colleagues at the company with a bust-up. Mainichi ``It is a proposal that puts more weight on Kyu being a ``newcomer to the gas store'' rather than rough draft A. Arranged.The characters on both sides are in intelligent poses, emphasizing that Kiyu is a beginner.Since there are few parts that can be identified as a gas shop manga, gas is attached to various things that Kiyu is holding. We are adding the text of and the catalog of gas appliances.'

Kiyu is rough plan C, other characters and backgrounds are rough plan A, and rough plan D is a combination. Every day, 'I created it with the intention of having the best of Plan A and Plan C, but when I created it, I had the impression that the film part of the background would be less noticeable.'

I decided on rough plan A, which conveys a sense of dynamism and brightness and gives a strong impression of fun. In the rough draft, Iga-senpai's feet are a little cut off, which makes him stand out. Now that the rough has been decided, I will move on to the line drawing process. Every day, 'I was able to draw the rough draft surprisingly well, so I just made a few corrections and immediately started inking the characters. By separating each character on a separate layer, it's easier to use for announcements and the like. increase'

Every day I color the character. If I add too many shadows, it becomes noisy, so I keep it understated, and add slanted lines in the shadows to give it an analog look. Did'

Everyday 'In the background, I made a film-like frame for a camera, then drew gas cylinders, gas appliances, work patterns, Hoshimi's office, and text-like gas qualifications. As it is, the background is too loud and I have a fight with the character, so I adjusted it in sepia color at the finishing stage.”

After the characters and backgrounds were completed, I compared 'borders' and 'shadows'. Below are the proposals of ``no character border'', ``thin white border on character'', and ``thick white border on character'' in order from the left, and arranged them side by side. When I compared it, without the border, it blended into the background and gave an overall dark impression. has been adopted.

We are also comparing and examining the darkness of the shadows cast on the characters. The following images are ``light shadow'', ``slightly dark shadow'', and ``dark shadow'' from the left, and in the end it was decided on ``light shadow'', which gives the impression of the character while making the most of the background.

Below is the completed illustration.

You can read 'Gas shop !!' from the following page. In addition to your impressions of the manga, if

you have any opinions or requests such as 'I want to see this kind of making-up!'

[Free manga] 'It's a gas shop!' Episode 1 'I'm a newcomer to the gas shop, Kayo Kiyu!'-GIGAZINE

◆ ``GIGAZINE Manga Award'' application guidelines

・ If you serialize manga with GIGAZINE ...?
・Completely remote and leave the work timing to us

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

- No strict deadlines, easy to schedule

・No restrictions on genre or target, anything is OK as long as it is interesting

・ Equipped with assistants who can entrust coloring and backgrounds (no need to pay for yourself)

・Because it is still a young label, it is easy for opinions and requests to pass through like a venture company!

・ For those who are worried about working as a freelancer, such as 'I don't have knowledge about law or tax, but is it okay?' or 'What about serialization work with editing?' 'Guidelines for creating an environment where freelancers can work with peace of mind' have been published . Questions and concerns are summarized in the Q&A, so please check it out.

etc. If you have any other questions, 'What about this?', please click here to contact us.

・Basic conditions:
・ Assuming that it can be read on a smartphone (no double-page spread, vertical scroll standard)

・Full-color, full-digital (black-and-white works may be treated as 'original works', but submissions themselves are welcome)

・It must be a complete manuscript of 'Episode 1' and its making materials , regardless of genre. For making-of materials, please send character designs, settings, and a synopsis of the entire story in the range of 200 to 800 characters. Please note that the screening process may not proceed if there is insufficient information in the application.

・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 creations that have already been published on other media or platforms by yourself are OK

・Works that were published in magazines but were not published or were canceled due to unforseen circumstances are also acceptable. Please do not give up.

·The deadline:
Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 23:59:59

・Screening process:

After the first selection by the editorial department, the following screening process is planned. The review process and stages are subject to change, and we will send you a separate explanation and confirmation prior to the first stage review.

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

Stage 2: Judging after adding necessary items such as 'first episode manuscript' and 'plot up to the final episode' in a format that is more conscious of serialization. At the stage where we have made it this far, we promise to serialize in some form or another.

Final stage: In the serialized manuscript, the editor-in-chief of GIGAZINE + evaluation by members of the GIGAZINE secret club + guests such as authors serialized in GIGAZINE will be judged comprehensively to determine the grand prize winner. In addition, we will guarantee the serialization when it remains in the final stage.


Everyone who passed the first screening and was selected for the first stage:
Prize money 30,000 yen

Advance to the second stage:
Additional prize money of 20,000 yen + editorial charge for serialization

Additional prize money of 50,000 yen (total of 100,000 yen) at the time of advancing to the final stage + commitment to serialize after brushing up the submitted work

Winning or above:
Additional prize of 100,000 yen ~ + serialization commitment

Grand Prize:
1,000,000 yen prize money + commitment to serialize the submitted work as it is

・Results of selection of submitted works
For works that proceed to the first stage screening, we will contact you by the end of the month following the application month to the e-mail address used for the application with details of the screening.
In other cases, please note that we basically do not notify applicants of the screening results.

・Flow after receiving the award
After posting in serial form on GIGAZINE, we will convert it into an e-book and sell it on Amazon. We will pay the prescribed manuscript fee and royalty. GIGAZINE is also responsible for selling and advertising e-books.

・Question reception form:
If you have any questions about applying, please click here to contact us. If the same question continues, we will summarize it as a FAQ, so we ask for your understanding and cooperation.

・Manga Award application form:

Click here

◆ Application for drawing, name composition, drawing help

・ How to apply for “drawing only”:
All you have to do is show us your portfolio URL and collection of works on the Manga Award application form . In the 'Others' column, please write 'Apply for drawing only'. There is no limit on the number of illustrations and manga for portfolios, and there is no line that says you need more than one, but the more you have, the easier it is to get a good evaluation.

・ How to apply for 'Name Composition Manager'
We are also looking for a 'name composition' that uses the original script of the text as the name. As with drawings only, please send as much as possible about your portfolio, titles of works you have created in the past, and manga works.

・Judging flow for “drawing only” and “name composition”:
We will contact you by the next month after submitting the form for the works that have passed the first stage screening after looking at the portfolio, so we will ask you to actually draw a trial original in the second stage screening, and after passing the final stage voting screening. to.

Passing Phase 1 Portfolio Screening and Participating in Phase 2:
Prize money 50,000 yen
*Since the review here requires additional manuscript work, incentives will be given to everyone who advances and participates in the second stage.

Winning or higher in the final judging:
Additional prize money of 100,000 yen + serialization commitment

Grand Prize:
Additional prize money of 200,000 yen + serialization commitment

* Due to the nature of the original script, it may not be possible to get it serialized immediately, but we promise to serialize it in the form of a priority proposal.

・How to apply for help:
We are also looking for help to support the production of full-color manga. Undercoating of characters, text placement, and background help are also welcome. You can participate only at the possible timing while staying at home completely remotely.

・Conditions :
nothing especially. It is possible to not participate during busy periods because the flow is ``If you can work, select what you will accept from the task list and work on it''.
In addition, it is also OK to create original works and propose them to the editor while earning money and improving skills while participating as a helper.

・Reward :
Hourly wages are calculated with work management software for 'coloring help' and 'background help'. The hourly wage will be set as a trial period at first, and then increased depending on the work proficiency and the number of contributions.
In the case of 'name structure', the manuscript fee is calculated per page.

・ How to apply :
From the GIGAZINE Manga Award application form , please paste the URL that allows you to view the 'color manuscripts and portfolios you have worked on in the past' instead of the 'address / URL for downloading the work file'. Also, at the end of 'Other information you need to know, etc.', please enter the appropriate one for 'coloring help', 'background help', or 'name composition'.

・Manga Award application form:
Click here

◆Original script application requirements

・In addition to the first episode manuscript , please prepare the 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 judging, 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 storyline script up to the final episode, with an awareness of actually creating a manga original.

・If you are applying for 'original only' and text only, please paste the text into a Google document and then write the address of the shared link on the application form. In that case, please do not edit the document after applying.

・Make sure your Google sharing settings are set to 'Anyone with the link'. If you leave it as 'restricted', you will not be able to read the submitted work. For more information, check 'Share files publicly' in Google Docs Help .

Everyone who passed the first screening and was selected for the first stage:
Prize money 30,000 yen

Advance to the second stage:
Additional prize money of 20,000 yen + editorial charge for serialization

Additional prize money of 50,000 yen (total of 100,000 yen) at the time of advancing to the final stage + commitment to serialize after brushing up the submitted work

Winning or above:
Prize money 100,000 yen + serialization commitment

Grand Prize:
Prize money 200,000 yen + commitment to serialize the submitted work as it is

* Due to the matching relationship with the drawing staff, it is not guaranteed that you will be serialized immediately, but we will guarantee the serialization in the form of a priority proposal.

Click here for application form

There is 'GIGAZINE secret club (GSC) closed examination' in the selection flow of the manga award. Whether you are a GSC member or not, please take this opportunity to become a member of the 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.

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