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  • Mood: Rant
  • Listening to: Escala
  • Reading: Deciding on the next manga
  • Watching: Markiplier
  • Eating: Cape Cod Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • Drinking: Strawberry Milk
Hello! Well, you can say I am a bit peeved. A few days before I was to debut a few pages of Praigaku on Tapastic, my internet went out on me! And then we got hit by one snow storm after another, which caused even MORE issues! Anyway, tomorrow by around, say 5pm, I will be uploading three pages both here and on Tapastic. Crossing my fingers that nothing else goes wrong in that time frame!

On a second note; I received an offer from someone on Inkblazers to join in what I assume is a kickstarter magazine. The person has named their upcoming magazine Shounen Prince, and if they get the backing and enough material in, they plan to start publishing as soon as this coming fall. Now, I am thoroughly honored to have been given this offer; especially since I CONSTANTLY miss my own deadlines! Anyway, Praigaku is completely covered with a good copyright, so art/story theft is really no concern to me since I have all the original scripted books and have not shared them with anyone but my close friends and relatives.

If the offer is legitimate, then I am all for it. But we'll just have to see first. Welp! Cheers you guys and gals!

--> Also, I am going to be attending Anime Boston 2015 at the Hynes Convention Center this April! If I could meet any of you, that would be awesome! I did not buy a spot in Artist Alley, but if you wanna meet up let me know and we can arrange a spot!
Draw it again - Artist Meme by Uichi-kun
Draw it again - Artist Meme
I saw that some people are using a base page to compare old and new drawings to see how much they improved. So I decided to take a black slate and do the same. I am pleased with my progress!
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  • Mood: Rant
  • Listening to: Escala
  • Reading: Deciding on the next manga
  • Watching: Markiplier
  • Eating: Cape Cod Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • Drinking: Strawberry Milk
Hello! After sulking a bit about the coming shutdown of Inkblazers, I followed the advice of some other artists and moved Praigaku to Tapastic! It seems even more geared towards webcomics, and the setup involves more scrolling than clicking, but it looks interesting. So as Praigaku develops, Tapastic is where you can read it! I wont be able to post my newest pages this week due to the holidays (I scan my stuff at the local library) but you can be sure that I will be doing regular updates every Thursday starting next week! Maybe only one or two pages at a time, maybe more! Either way, I am grateful for your support, and I look forward to entertaining you all with my story!

Read Praigaku here: Praigaku manga!!

Support Praigaku here: Subscribe or Support! :D
  • Mood: Rant
  • Listening to: Escala
  • Reading: Deciding on the next manga
  • Watching: Markiplier
  • Eating: Cape Cod Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • Drinking: Strawberry Milk
I really can't believe this. I discovered Mangamagazine a few years ago when I was searching for a way to eventually get Praigaku published. Eventually, I came across Mangamagazine. There, I met amazing authors and artists, and competed in their drawing tournaments a couple times... But now, as of this coming February... It's going to be gone... There are SO many unique stories on that site from people all over the world... Stories I NEVER would have discovered without that site. As I worked on Praigaku, and shared my work, I received numerous new friends (albeit online) who were more than happy to give me helpful constructive criticism as well as wonderful positive feedback about what I was doing right. And that's even with my incomplete (and now out-of-date) chapters!

I'm really feeling infuriated by this; and not only for myself! There are artists/authors on that site who have worked so hard and so long to gain the opportunity to be published, and were able to earn money from online viewers to their work! And now all of those amazing artists are having that income and ability to share their incredible stories with us all ripped out from under their feet!

....... When I took a leave of absence, I told myself, "Ok, there are things I need to work on to really make it on this site, to really give my viewers something to look forward to." so I silently slipped out, and started working on my art style and my writing. And just last week, I finally found myself at that place, despite losing my flash drive that had all fifteen of my scripted books. Up until now, I was soooo excited that I could return to Mangamagazine and show everyone how much I've improved. I wanted to stand up next to my idols of that site like Odunze, Suzuran, Ashikai, LOOMinate, H0lyhandgrenade, Rogo, Easy, Alakolita, Ogawa Buruku, Leaglem, Fruitloop-chan, ARGH!! There are sooooo many people I wanted to join on the stage as non-japanese manga artists!!

I wanted to be the American Mangaka. That's why I joined with that username. Praigaku is my dream; and those people are the ones I wanted to be compared to.

I will NOT lose contact with those people! I will not allow myself to lose the people that inspire me to work hard on Praigaku! I doubt they'll ever know just how much they impacted my life and drive to become a graphic novelist, but I'll be damned if I lose the chance to read their stories!

Sorry for the rant guys... Mangamagazine/Inkblazers was a major part of my life in terms of artistic pursuit. I have until February to contact them and find a way to stay in touch. I wont give up on the things that inspire me.
Oooooold Yuichi concept by Uichi-kun
Oooooold Yuichi concept
I just came across this old pic by chance. I drew the lineart, but it was my friend Jesse, author of AblazeBlackout who rendered and colored it. The backstory to it was complicated, and I may very well re-implement the concept back into my story. I may keep certain elements of this design, but overall there will be changes made.
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Uichi-kun
Cory
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United States
I am the author and artist to the graphic novel called Praigaku. I have reserved all rights to it. I enjoy a good conversation and hope to make some friends here :) I love to cosplay, attend cosplay conventions, draw manga (my own or from my favorites), write, play video games, watch horror movies, etc.

Current Residence: New Hampshire
Favourite genre of music: Hard Rock, Orchastral Rock, Opera Rock, Techno, Power Metal, and occasionally lovey-dovey stuff XD
Favourite style of art: manga
Skin of choice: preferably the type still attached.
Favourite cartoon character: Pikachu
Personal Quote: Whoever tells you you can't do something is jealous because THEY can't do it.
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  • Mood: Rant
  • Listening to: Escala
  • Reading: Deciding on the next manga
  • Watching: Markiplier
  • Eating: Cape Cod Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • Drinking: Strawberry Milk
Hello! Well, you can say I am a bit peeved. A few days before I was to debut a few pages of Praigaku on Tapastic, my internet went out on me! And then we got hit by one snow storm after another, which caused even MORE issues! Anyway, tomorrow by around, say 5pm, I will be uploading three pages both here and on Tapastic. Crossing my fingers that nothing else goes wrong in that time frame!

On a second note; I received an offer from someone on Inkblazers to join in what I assume is a kickstarter magazine. The person has named their upcoming magazine Shounen Prince, and if they get the backing and enough material in, they plan to start publishing as soon as this coming fall. Now, I am thoroughly honored to have been given this offer; especially since I CONSTANTLY miss my own deadlines! Anyway, Praigaku is completely covered with a good copyright, so art/story theft is really no concern to me since I have all the original scripted books and have not shared them with anyone but my close friends and relatives.

If the offer is legitimate, then I am all for it. But we'll just have to see first. Welp! Cheers you guys and gals!

--> Also, I am going to be attending Anime Boston 2015 at the Hynes Convention Center this April! If I could meet any of you, that would be awesome! I did not buy a spot in Artist Alley, but if you wanna meet up let me know and we can arrange a spot!

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FunParade Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You only have 30 watchers?! Dear me! You need more!
(Watched you.)
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Uichi-kun Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Waaah! Thank you so much for the support!
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FunParade Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem!
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SpiritWolf82 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
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ShizanCreator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Finished the first page you should check it out and critique me on it
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ShizanCreator Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hey buddy its me from Manga magazine, that sites format kind of irritates me lol, so i figered we could be friends here lol
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Uichi-kun Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Sure thing! I have more here on DA anyway heh
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ShizanCreator Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

in like days of hard work this is as far as i got lol, its just so hard at least for me to adopt other artists style
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Uichi-kun Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
OMG he's grabbing Nami's boob XD hahaha! Hey man, progress is progress! Taking your time, or even just doing it when you have the time, is all good. The pic is coming along awesome, I look forward to the finished product!
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ShizanCreator Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
lol this fan art cross over thing is driving me nuts
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