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I'm probably retired, which is something I say I'm no longer active as a cartoonist. Not unless my audience wants me to do mediocre artwork for the rest of my life...
At one point I was pretty sure you could make money from comics, but I'm not so sure about that theory anymore. Not for me anyway.

If you want money from your work, you should invest money you HAVE in money. So that's what I did. invested in the stock market online.

Due to the stress and medications put upon me for years now, I can't really draw worth shit, mostly. I can still do some good drawings, but not mostly
At one point I was pretty sure you could make money from comics, but I'm not so sure about that theory anymore. Not for me anyway.

If you want money from your work, you should invest money you HAVE in money. So that's what I did. invested in the stock market online.

Due to the stress and medications put upon me for years now, I can't really draw worth shit, mostly. I can still do some good drawings, but not mostly
I really don't give a SHIT if a drawing is made in Japan... or America. Who cares if it's Japanese or not.

I care if it's a good drawing. I don't give a shit about whether or not something's from Japan. Manga and BD is good art, period. 
Manga Page 1 2018
First original manga page of 2018.

I recently moved to a new house in a different city.
So if this page still feels like a typical page on the surface and it's business as usual with the art, Good, I've done my job.

Link!

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Do you know of, can you name, any photo editing software that's good for cutting and pasting full-page illustrations and placing them in the smaller part of a separate composition on a digital blank page? (like editing panels digitally instead of with a pen and ruler). I suck at the latter. So I'm pursuing digital ASAP.

I've heard Photoshop, Manga Studio, Paint Studio Pro, and Flash are good for this. Is this true? And are there any other graphics and photo-editing software that you can do this with. 

Photoshop is really convoluted and needlessly complex, so it kind of sucks. But what about the rest??

I'm looking for software I don't have to be a Photoshop manga nerd expert to use. Something simpler in terms of user interface. I used to use Microsoft Digital Image Pro, but that went out of circulation.

Could really use some advice.

I know this method is a tad bit new, but it does exist.

Do any of you create panels for your comics this way?

I was making panels with this technique. But it's been so long I kind of forgot how to edit and copy-paste panel pages digitally, so I'm looking to see if anyone else makes their manga-comics panels this way. to help me remember how I did it so I can continue editing digitally.
How to please strangers online with art for short-term gratification. 

Short answer: Don't bother, not happening.
Let's talk.

I'm 34, going on 35 later this year. 

I know all the old anime.
I don't follow many new anime.

What is some good dramatic, action anime that appeals to 30 somethings?

Far as I can tell, most 30 somethings are into anime that was made in the 90s and early 2000s.

Will Japanese studios ever start making relateable seinen again?
End Times: Portrait
New upload, 

Sincerely,
The Creator of this Look...
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Establishing A Dialogue
Let's get down to business, to defeat...the Huns.

I actually have a sizable amount of artwork for my comics that haven't been uploaded yet, I was going to sit on it until I had a lot to show, but I guess we got enough as is. A cartoonist is best if he's living off of his daily grind of daily work, from day to day, sometimes storing up work over the months can drive a man batty. So I'll just start uploading more of what I generally haven't posted, to cheer you guys up a little more. It was getting depressing with no uploads for so long from me. Don't you think?

Okay, I've done my summoning of the Devil to Unleash on the Spirit of Saturday. Slowly submerges back into the depths of the Ocean with the Krakens.

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....It's so ironic! Every time I quit my job is when I do most posts of art. 
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I gotta be honest. 

I can't draw shit in silence. I almost always need some heavy, fast, intense, electric, funky, or highly-energetic music playing in order to draw well. My art is driven by spirit-emotion-energy.

To me, music and art are the same things. I have a high level of music appreciation and ability. It mixes with my drawing and art. 
I forgive myself for being so young and writing so idealistically and naively about animation and comics in books when I was 16. I just assumed everything was will power and was big on self-actualization at the time. But don't necessarily blame yourself if you can't find work in animation anime manga or comics. Many careers are built on trusting and solid relationships with people who work at publishers or studios. There's more going on than just ingenuity there. There's a whole complex, political, elaborate, social song and dance going on there, and many of the people who work together on comics, books, and shows, and movies are part of collaborations that have been going on for at least a few years between animators, producers, screenwriters, and execs, before we saw anything emerge from them as we know them now. You have to know important people, you have to meet important people to get hired as a writer or artist on a production company, through phonecalls and texts and emails that come from places like LinkedIn and conversations that start on, well, LinkedIn. There wasn't a LinkedIn when I was 16. It was next to impossible to meet and mingle with studio execs in anime and animation. Pretty much nowhere else is it easier to build relationships than with people through linked in profile inquiries. That's where I met Pierre-Yves Cezard, David Seuss and other people who are well known in their industries. But it  starts with having a well assembled LinkedIn Profile. There's a screening process that goes on I wasn't aware of , but it can happen over the phone or online long distance too so don't count yourself out if you don't live Japan, New York, Atlanta, Texas, or L.A. You can easily be interviewed by your boss over the phone the way I was. They will find out what your niche is, if your sensibilities line up with theirs, and try to place you according to their studio system.
As a cartoonist, you have to look at your themes and motifs, and subject matter, not just how you draw it. I tend to like things like suits, guns, men, geometry, architecture, militant props, sketching, abstracted art, simplicity, God, Darkness, Magic, masculinity, mafia, religion, the book of revelation, the end of the world, royalty, and chivalry. It's all part of my branded art style.
At one point I was pretty sure you could make money from comics, but I'm not so sure about that theory anymore. Not for me anyway.

If you want money from your work, you should invest money you HAVE in money. So that's what I did. invested in the stock market online.

Due to the stress and medications put upon me for years now, I can't really draw worth shit, mostly. I can still do some good drawings, but not mostly

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LaMuserie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the watch !
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JM-Manga Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Merci!
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Yoah-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to have given you my advice. There's always a peaceful solution to almost any problem in the world. You just need to deeply trust that you will find it in the now.
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JM-Manga Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Professional Filmographer
What advice did you give me?
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Yoah-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I replied to your forum.
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JM-Manga Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Oh, okay. Thanks.
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edjarit-117 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student General Artist
thanks for the fav 

 Ayano Tateyama (Bows) [V12] 
 
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JM-Manga Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome.
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CristianoReina Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watchcry +LEE MIN HO - Kiss (Emoticon #O1 )  

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