Tag Archives: manga

Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Four)

In the fourth in his series of blog posts about Room For Love, ILYA reveals how the book was first conceived as a manga short story for the Japanese market. ALMOST A JAPANESE MANGA OK, so, in the mid-1990s (before I made the … Continue reading

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Guest blogger, Kate Brown: The Piper Man

Hello! Following my post about the process of creating Fish + Chocolate, I’d like to begin talking a little about the actual stories themselves. I’ll start with The Piper Man! ^_^ As I mentioned in the “process” post, the stories … Continue reading

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King Lear – production blog (4 of 4)

In this final post I’m looking at how page layout and panel design affects manga narrative. Before drawing up any chunk of script from text adaptor into actual page art, I would first scribble “thumbnails” – small rough sketches that break … Continue reading

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King Lear – the production blog (3 of 4)

Drawing style I deliberately don’t do shonen or shojo: the teenage market styles that so heavily characterise most of what we see of manga outside of Japan. There’s just so much more to manga – an entire comic-book medium or narrative … Continue reading

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King Lear – the production blog (2 of 4)

I chose the American frontier circa 1759 (the same as in James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel, The Last of the Mohicans) as the setting for my graphic adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Fenimore Cooper’s novel is itself a great action-adventure … Continue reading

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King Lear – the production blog (1 of 4)

Several years ago we asked comic creator Ilya to keep a production journal of the time he spent creating his graphic adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear for us. We’ve decided to re-post each of his four entries. The first blog … Continue reading

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Kate Brown and Paul Duffield make an exhibition of themselves

We would like to heartily recommend that you take a trip to see Paul Duffield and Kate Brown’s exhibition of comic art at London’s wonderful Orbital Comics! The duo are showcasing large prints of their illustrations, comics and original linework. … Continue reading

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