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SDCC 2013 - Making a Living in Manga: New Trends Worth Watching

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Making a Living in Manga: New Trends Worth Watching offers a short history of original manga/comics publishing in North America, from the rise and fall of "original English language manga" and the emerging trend of artists taking a do-it-yourself approach to publishing and distributing their work when traditional book and comic publishers are shying away from publishing original work by novice creators, especially ones that are influenced by manga.

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SDCC 2013 - Making a Living in Manga: New Trends Worth Watching

  1. 1. + Making a Living in Manga: New Trends Worth Watching San Diego Comic-Con 2013 July 18, 2013
  2. 2. + A short history of manga-making in North America From Boom to Bust to New Possibilities
  3. 3. + 1990’s – early 2000’s A new generation gets introduced to manga… in a big way
  4. 4. + 2002 - 2008 TokyoPop’s “Rising Stars of Manga”
  5. 5. + 2002 - 2011 “Original English Language Manga” Boom  Bust
  6. 6. + 2000 - now Growth of webcomics - Megatokyo - Starfighter - Teahouse - Manga Magazine - Bento Comics - Yen Plus Magazine - eManga.com
  7. 7. + 2008 - 2011 Manga Bust: • Borders Closes • CMX, TokyoPop close shop • Manga publishing ramps down dramatically
  8. 8. + Today “Original Manga”  Licensed Adaptations • Yen Press • Dark Horse • VIZ Kids / VIZ Media • Udon Entertainment • Shifty Look
  9. 9. + Big in Japan… or not. A handful of North American comics creators try to break into the biz in Japan… …to varying degrees of success.
  10. 10. + DIY – Do It Yourself Comics creators are forging their own way - Self-publishing via web or print - Crowdfunding – Kickstarter / Indie Go-Go - Digital storefronts - ComiXology - Manga Magazine - eManga.com - Manga Reborn - PIXIV - DLSite.com
  11. 11. + Meet Our Panelists! Artists + Publishers
  12. 12. + Lillian Diaz-Pryzbyl Editorial Director, Chromatic Press Previously: Editor at TokyoPop www.chromaticpress.com www.sparkermonthly.com
  13. 13. + Chromatic Press
  14. 14. + Chromatic Press
  15. 15. + Victor Chu Founder & CEO, Manga Magazine www.mangamagazine.net
  16. 16. + Manga Magazine
  17. 17. + Manga Magazine
  18. 18. + Myung Hee Kim Comics Creator, Contributor at Bento Comics www.mangamagazine.net
  19. 19. + Bento Comics
  20. 20. + Bento Comics
  21. 21. + Fred Lui Editor-in-Chief, Digital Manga www.digitalmanga.com www.emanga.com
  22. 22. + eManga.com - Indies
  23. 23. + Faith Erin Hicks Comics creator Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong Boys With Friends (First Second) The War at Ellsmere (SLG Publishing) www.faitherinhicks.com
  24. 24. + Faith Erin Hicks
  25. 25. + Any questions? Bring it on!
  26. 26. + The audio transcript of this panel will be posted at: http://mangacomicsmanga.com Thank you!

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