Welcome to Manga with Stef!
Here you will find everything you need to know about manga making, from start, to finish.
- Introduction to manga making
- Writing techniques
- Drawing techniques
- Publishing and advertising
- Being a mangaka
- Supplies and equipment
You want to make a manga, but don’t have ideas for a story? You are a writer, don’t don’t know how to […]
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Introduction to manga making
The following article will give you a quick introduction to the process of making a manga:
Making a manga, likewise for a movie, goes through the different stages. It starts with the outlining and scripting the story. Then it continues with the creation of mockups, the sketching, inking and shading / colouring. And it ends the publication of the manga.
You want to make a manga but you don’t know where to start and how to proceed? Don’t worry, in this post … Read more
Manga making techniques
The following articles deep dive into the technical aspects of making a manga from the perspective of a writer and from the perspective of an artist.
Here you will find articles about the different facets of writing your manga. This is basically. You will find articles on ideation, storytelling techniques…
You want to make a manga, but don’t have ideas for a story? You are a writer, don’t don’t know how to … Read more
All good thing has to come to an end. In this article, I will explain when and why you should put an … Read more
Finding a name for a manga can at times seem complicated. But if we look at famous manga, their name generally fall … Read more
Here you will find articles about drawing covering a wide variety of subjects. Panels and composition, drawing characters, drawing environments…
Ears are many times an overlooked feature of the face. This is so much so that many professional manga artists have a … Read more
Speech bubbles are a key part of a manga. With drawings, they bring a big part of the understanding of your story … Read more
Speech bubbles is the most currently used bubble in manga and comics. It is used to convey the speech of the characters … Read more
Publishing and advertising
This section gives you some insights on publishing your manga, and advertising it.
Publishing a series, be it for a manga, a web comic…, generally comes with deadlines. When you are new to it, it … Read more
There is no success without a good reader base. Therefore if you are not yet someone famous, you will have to “advertise” … Read more
You have quite a few options if you want to publish your manga digitally. You have dedicated websites such as WEBTOON, Tapas … Read more
Being a mangaka
This section provides you with various articles around being a mangaka.
An editor is hired by a publishing company to support mangaka in the realisation and publication of their manga. The editor’s role … Read more
The writer is responsible for the story content and structure. As such, his or her role can be key for the success … Read more
You might be wondering how do manga artists make money, and how much money they earn? Manga artists can have multiple revenue … Read more
Supplies & Equipment
In this section you will find recommendations and reviews for supplies and equipment.
Many brands are selling fine liner ink pens, with many different sizes. Therefore in this guide I will test some of them … Read more
Tablet computers have lately become a tool of choice for artists and therefore for making manga. And 2021 finally offers options for … Read more
You are wondering what paper you should use for your manga? In Japan, manga artists are using B4 size sheets of paper … Read more
This section gives you access to free downloadable material for your manga.
Here is a new dot screentone brushset for Procreate. You can use it in your manga pages or illustrations. It was designed … Read more
Here is a set of free gradient screentone brushes for Procreate. These brushes can be used to fill the background of your … Read more
Here is a set of free screen tone brushes for Procreate (an iPad. app for artists) providing grid textures. These can be … Read more