Y U K I T O ' s R O O M

TEXT by Yukito Kishiro

The 1st
Production distance of black and white Manga manuscript

I want to extend to several-time since this time, and to explain the actuality of my present Manga production.
My present production distance exists together. It is conventional analog technique and digital technique that uses computer.
I will be making the work from the balance in which each merit at present is made the best use of to its maximum.
Please refer to a lot of technique books on the public for the explanation of an analog technique (technique for drawing on paper with ink).
This time, I want to appropriate the focus to the technique of a digital technique chiefly and to explain.
I want the way explains here noting that there is a possibility of changing completely in the future because of the development of the computer environment.
And, the way explains here is what I began to knit it originally. Other writers might be using a different method. My method might be likely not to apply well according to the style of the picture.
Please read after understanding it enough.
However, I have pride of having tested the actual combat by this method.
It is because the book on seven volumes or more is drawn from "Aqua knight" in 1997 to present "BAA LastOrder".
Then, first of all I will see how the production of the cartoon advances together.

[ BAA LastOrder production flow chart ]

Blue-letter = analogue work Red-letter = digital work = explanation page in detail

1. Meeting with editor.

2. The synapse by the text is made.

3. The name (picture continuity) is drawn.

4. The name is sent to the editor by fax, and it makes arrangements by telephone. Work when the Go sign is given starts.

5. The screen is divided on the Kent-paper, and FUKIDASHI; monologue and the serif are copied.

6. It scans in 72dpi gray and it preserves it.

7. The FUKIDASHI; monologue is traced by Miri-pen by another paper. It scans by 600dpi monochrome binary, and it preserves it.

8 It drafts it in the Kent paper.

9. The draft is scanned with 72dpi and preserved it.

10. It draws in the Kent paper with the pen.

11. It scans and it preserves it by 600dpi monochrome binary.

12. It enters digital finish from this process in full-dress. The work file of a multiple layer is made.

13. Rendering. The work file is reproduced, layers are integrated, and it preserved by the TIFF form..

14. Rename of finished file.

15. It is correct is checked. Afterwards, a finished file is preserved in CD-ROM, and it sends manuscripts to a printing office to the editorial department.

16. The manuscript data is backed up with external media.

When these processes are confirmed, a lot of parts seem to be occupied by digital work. Analog work is 80 percent however at working hours, and digital work (The synapse is included) is 20 percent.
However, it is not doubtful that digital work is important because it completes it at last as a picture by the last finish.
Next time, I want to explain a peculiar technique to digital.

By Yukito Kishiro / 2003.8.24

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