To keep things simple and to keep ourselves, from butting heads...I thought our first group project should be simple... I was thinking a 32-48page Doujinshi anthology. So what does that mean? It means those involved do 4 to 16 pages each...and slap them together and put a cover on it. This way we can get things moving at a reasonable pace and have a distributable Doujinshi without having take on the burden of doing a lot of pages by ourselves. And we can also do our anthology with a central theme...meaning it could center on a single character or series or crossover or pairing that we each write/draw with our own talents and then divide up into chapters based on how many contributors it has...or it can just be a hodge podge...let me know what you think!
Post by genkiichigo on Sept 24, 2008 2:29:46 GMT -8
This sounds really cool! It's a great way to get our feet wet and start working together without just diving right in! Personally, I'm open to suggestions for theme/anime/character. Hodge podge is good too! I love an anthology with something for everyone. This will be my first time working on something like this and it sounds like a blast!
Post by mellonemrys on Sept 26, 2008 18:47:35 GMT -8
An anthology would be fun. And give people a taste of a lot of different styles and POVs. By doing an anthology first the group could also get a feel for how the other people work, strengths and weaknesses, and brainstorm who would like to work together on what.
As a suggestion, since I'm working on what seems to be a 12 page Pairing Doujinshi...I guess we could make the theme pairings aka "slash". Themes could be less genrefied also...they could be a one word prompt or they can be specific to a fandom...whatever we agree on I'll be groovy with.
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Post by genkiichigo on Sept 30, 2008 13:00:49 GMT -8
Sounds good to me! Haha a one word prompt sounds like fun. I'm having trouble choosing a fandom to do a doujinshi on for some reason! I'm up for whatever you guys decide on. *Needs to get to writing on something*.
Shoujo-ai and Shonen-ai is certainly appropriate...I'm surprised the entire project wasn't hijacked by yaoi-lovng-schoolgirls. That's why we are requiring 18 and over...its too much of a liability to explore these themes in "fandom" with the youngins'. The goal to any good anthology is being diverse...and not alienating one group or another...you pander to each group exclusively so they feel "special" but make the writing so appealing that anyone can enjoy it. ...I understand that freedom of sexual-identity is a staple of Asian culture that has been embraced by many who define their sexuality in varied ways in our own culture. Just don't do Koto/San in your Mononoke Doujinshi...Animal god/small-girl-ai...might make my stomach not good...and I don't think boars are furry enough for the furry crowd. XD
So far it seems pairings or "slash" as its known seem. to be a good basic point of consensus and a general enough theme... they can also be non-romantic cross genre team-ups if your into the shounen-jump-crossover-fight-a-common-enemy-type-story (I'm not a fan, but their are plenty boys out there who I would imagine liking to see afro-samura/piccolo kick some booty.)
We can leave this open to discussion for a while longer... then it might be prudent to announce the theme on the KCON forum to see if we can get others interested in doing there own pairing projects to contribute.
At some point we're gonna need to discuss a far-off deadline... so we can aim for a con to share these doujinshi with people.
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Post by genkiichigo on Oct 2, 2008 21:57:45 GMT -8
Awesome! I have a bunch of shounen/shoujo ai themed ideas for the future then! Really I like just about anything as far as gender pairings go. I just wasn't sure what everyone else liked! *Shudders at the thought of boar slash* >>;;
I agree with a deadline, but I'm not sure what a good one would be! This definitely needs more discussion. XD
One more question! Is the doujinshi paper that you created going to be the standard size for our anthology? I just want to make sure that when I get started I have the right size sheets figured out.
The doujinshi paper I designed is based on 5.5X8.5 digest-manga-size--stretched to length best fit of Doujinshi- B4 sized paper. You can scale it to any size you want as long as the width and height is proportional. If you like to work big and don't use a lot of hatch marks...then you can print it on 11x17 paper and just use the printer options to scale it to fit to the frame size. If the blue is not faint enought you can print it at 150 dpi and it will lighten up
Feel free to use deleter paper or whatever you want---its the same sizing ratio... I was just offering a less expensive alternative.
If you want a the vector version I can email a PDF that you can import into inkscape, or any of the Adobe Products. Let me know.
Last Edit: Oct 3, 2008 12:44:34 GMT -8 by Yuutsumi