Manga; it's around us all the time.
But what does it take to complete a manga from draft to retail?
Do you guys happen to know?

We're going to take a look at how a manga is made, step by step, from putting together the story all the way through to the end.
You might see manga differently by the end of this!

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4-Panel Manga Edition

Tools Edition

1. Come up with the Story and Characters

2. Draw Storyboards

A storyboard (or "name," as the Japanese call it), is a very simply drawn manga.
You draw the base character expressions and locations, dialog, and split them into their panels.
By drawing your storyboards first, you can check to see if the story flows naturally and is coherent.

3. Draft

4. Pen Lining

5. Finishing Touches

Base Coloring