How To Break Into The Manga/Light Novel Industry – Notes!

4:30 PM – 5:20 PM (PDT) | Anime Expo 2022 | Friday 1 July 2022 Panel Description: Ever wonder what it takes to work on manga or light novels? Not sure what skills you need in order to go pro? Join us in a cross-publisher roundtable where actual hiring managers… Credit: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Panelists: Jan Cash, J-Novel Club; Kristi Fernandez, J-Novel Club; … Continue reading How To Break Into The Manga/Light Novel Industry – Notes!

Recommended Watch: Anime’s Hidden Four-Act Story Structure (kishoutenketsu)

I’ve been learning more about Japanese narrative forms lately. This idea was something introduced to me by a professor, and I’ve been looking into it a lot more as I write a paper on the difference between Japanese manga heroes and American comic heroes (which is hard to summarize, but let’s leave it at that for now). The kishoutenketsu is a narrative form that actually … Continue reading Recommended Watch: Anime’s Hidden Four-Act Story Structure (kishoutenketsu)

Recommended Watch: WhytManga

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting With almost 500k followers on YouTube, many of you reading this are likely already fans of, or followers of, Whyt Manga on YouTube. However, if you haven’t heard of WhytManga (full name: Odunze Whyte Oguguo) yet, then let this be a brief introduction to this amazing creator! My first encounter with WhytManga on YouTube was about six months ago. … Continue reading Recommended Watch: WhytManga

“Not Just a Princess:” Women in Animation (Recommended Watch)

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting​ It’s Women’s History Month (March for those that don’t know), and I have recently found myself in a lengthy discussion about women in animation and comics. Some of the discussion was industry based, and some was more geared towards depictions of women in comics, some favorites too, as well as prevalent resources we were looking at in regards to … Continue reading “Not Just a Princess:” Women in Animation (Recommended Watch)

Recommended Watch: “Show Me History: How To Create A Successful Nonfiction Graphic Series”

By: Casea Smith | @coffewithkrow  We have recommended many panels that explain the benefits of graphic novels being used as an educational tool for children. This panel seems like it will be just the same, however, I feel that it has an interesting perspective as it comes from the creators themselves. They explain the process of taking books worthy of research and condensing it into … Continue reading Recommended Watch: “Show Me History: How To Create A Successful Nonfiction Graphic Series”

Other Forms of Adaptation – “The Boat” by Nam Le (Recommend Watch/Read)

Source: https://medium.com/dst-3880w-spring-2019-section-2/formal-analysis-of-the-boat-5ba222b8f0bf By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting LINK: http://www.sbs.com.au/theboat/  In one of the classes I’ve taken for part of my animation certification program, we were asked to look at different forms of adapting stories to visual mediums. Comics are an obvious example, as are games and movies. The point is, there are several ways to adapt to a graphic medium.  One thing I like about … Continue reading Other Forms of Adaptation – “The Boat” by Nam Le (Recommend Watch/Read)

The Visual Magic of Comics – Speaker: Scott McCloud (Recommended Watch)

Source: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/obsessive-tendencies-scott-mccloud-on-25-years-of-understanding-comics/ By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting LINK: https://www.ted.com/talks/scott_mccloud_the_visual_magic_of_comics  If you plan on working with or in the US comic industry, you probably have heard of Scott McCloud. His books and knowledge have contributed greatly to how American comics (and others) are written and directed for visual and graphic novels. Understanding Comics (1993) is largely considered one of the “must-reads” for most creators, as is … Continue reading The Visual Magic of Comics – Speaker: Scott McCloud (Recommended Watch)

Recommended Watch: Behind The Animation of Nightmare Of The Wolf

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf released on Netflix last August and was a fantastic animation to go along with The Witcher show. I, personally, loved it and felt it blended the fantastical nature of magic and story better than the live-action show. Animation really is a great form to adapt such stories and can do a lot more than … Continue reading Recommended Watch: Behind The Animation of Nightmare Of The Wolf

Meet the Manga Editors: The Philosophy and Practice of Manga Editing – Notes!

Credit: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting About the Event This panel was originally presented at Anime NYC Online in November 2020. “Take a deep dive into the manga editing world with Ajani Oloye (Manga Editor/Translator), Carl Li (Editor, Yen Press), Haruko Hashimoto (Editor, Kodansha Comics), and Tania Biswas (Senior Editor, Square Enix). The panelists will discuss the philosophy and practice of manga editing and chat … Continue reading Meet the Manga Editors: The Philosophy and Practice of Manga Editing – Notes!

Comic-Con@Home 2021 – Content through Comics: Teaching STEM and Humanities with Graphic Novels – Recommended Watch

Credit: Casea Smith | @coffeewithkrow​ About the Event Date: 22 July 2021 | Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds25MLekkPM&feature=emb_imp_woyt&ab_channel=Comic-ConInternational Panel Description: Combining the learning benefits of visualization with the power of storytelling, high-quality graphic novels make both STEM and humanities subjects more accessible and engaging for all students, particularly students who may not see themselves as scientists, engineers, or historians. We’ll discuss how the comics medium is perfectly suited … Continue reading Comic-Con@Home 2021 – Content through Comics: Teaching STEM and Humanities with Graphic Novels – Recommended Watch