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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
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 And that's even with my incomplete (and now out-of-date) chapters!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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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Hans Zimmer
  • Reading: Naruto
  • Watching: Markiplier
  • Playing: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
  • Eating: Cape Cod Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • Drinking: Sobe
Been hard at work rewriting Praigaku. I have two versions of chapter one complete, and I intend to use Thursday to pick between which one I like more, and then I will begin drafting that version. I work weekends, so I won't have much time to put into them Friday - Sunday, but I will have plenty of time Monday and Tuesday. So when Wednesday comes, expect the full first chapter of Praigaku! I wont waste time drawing pages, only to reject them because something "was off" in my own opinion of them. I've spent waaaay too much time laboring over the first chapter, so it's time I just hammered right through and started telling my story!

Yatta! Praigaku is gonna be a blast to draw, and share with you all!
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Hans Zimmer
  • Reading: Naruto
  • Watching: Markiplier
  • Playing: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
  • Eating: Cape Cod Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • Drinking: Sobe
Well, it has been one hell of a long time since I came onto DA last. What to say... Well, I've been working A LOT, and I bought a PS4 and a 32" HDTV. Um... Yeah. I have not been working on Praigaku at all. I really should get back into it. Especially since I still haven't found my flashdrive with all my books scripted out on it. DARN LITTLE STORAGE DEVICE!!!! WHY YOU GET LOST SO EASY?!?!

AND OMG!! Naruto is over?! TT~TT Well, I dunno about everyone else, but I am satisfied with how it ended. *SPOILERS*

I am glad Naruto and Hinata ended up together, I silently sailed that ship since the day Hinata appeared in her first panel in the manga. I mean, Kishimoto pretty well knew that's the pairing HE wanted to have, and as the author, he has that right. I have heard A LOT of hating on Kishi just because a bunch of fangirls/guys were pissed that Naruto didn't end up with Sakura. Get over it.

Himawari and Boruto have decent character designs (although the little spike of hair sticking up in their hair partings made me think about a chestnut for some reason). And did ANYONE else notice the little Straw Hat Pirates logo painted on Naruto's Hokage face on the cliff? Literally, it's on his headband carving! Maybe Kishi was saying "HA! I reached 700 chapters too!" I dunno.

But enough fanboyism from me; .... okay, maybe a little more. I really wanna see The Last Naruto the movie. Aptly named, I think, since it will be the last Naruto film. Haaaa.... The series was good to me. Kept me really entertained, just like Dragon Ball did.

Anyway; as I write this, I am setting up my calender with new due dates. Since I can't find my flashdrive, I will simply rewrite Praigaku. I remember most of it, and some friends still have old excerpts they kept that I let them have to draw more on. Instead of writing Praigaku one book at a time, I am going to rewrite it one chapter at a time, and upon completing them, I will flesh out and finally draw each chapter. This way, I am not bogging myself down with tons of script material. ...Let's hope this works!

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Uichi-kun
Cory
Artist
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.
Interests
  • 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.

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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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