Thank you very much for coming to Ossan Paradise on 25th of October. It was a bit small event but turned out very cozy event featured for gay OYAJI dojinshis (YEAH!). It’s always so nice to see people and have chat with!
Well, I’m preparing for STAMPS for “LINE”. I wonder how many of you are using this mobile phone based application (it has PC versions as well). It’s quite popular in Japan now.
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I made my stamps with the characters from my latest manga, “Shiritsu Kemo Kemo Gakuen (KEMONO KEMONO SCHOOL)”, SHIRO and ITSUKI.
Also you can see other samples here, too.
The stamps itself is currently under the administration process. I hope it’ll be out soon. When they become available, yes, of course, I’ll post about it here or Twitter or Facebook
Yes, I’m working on it now.
Here is the draft. All day long, I drew it, erased it, drew it again, erased it again. I was doing that endlessly.
Working on this, I have to think about where the title goes.
Usually whenever I draw the cover illustration, I keep it in my mind.
However never succeed.
Then this is the painted one.
You can tell the shoulder of the guy behind Mr. Santa Claus had changed.
Also I changed the size of both heads, too.
I use “Comic Studio (Manga Studio)” for the basic layout, drawing and fixing the lines. “Clip Studio” for painting. For the actual drafting and inking, I prefer the analogue way.
Well, now I have to think about the title design.
That’s another headache, hmmmmmm.
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Here is my illustration. Half way done.
I’ve been struggling last couple of years. Maybe 4 or 5 years. Seeking for what I can do as Kazuhide Ichikawa. To be honest, it was really a tough, hard and endless long way in which I couldn’t see any hopes. Yes, to tell the truth I WAS in there LOL.
Well, recently gradually I started finding out what I could do and what I would like to express through my drawing and my manga. All of the other manga artists looks so fabulous and I really envy them. They look more fantastic than me and truly they are. However, my conclusion is that I can do only what I can do, I can’t do what I can’t do, I can be only what I can be and I can’t be what I can’t be. That’s all. Very simple. I knew this conclusion would come someday. Well finally it reached not only to my brain but also to my heart and soul. I knew what it means before, but now I do understand what it means.
Hahaha, what am I talking about? Forget it! Talking about myself is just so embarrassing!(if I’m so good at doing that, I didn’t have to draw manga LOL)