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My name is Alex and I am currently in the process of running a kickstarter campaign to help fund my manga, and I thought a great way of spreading the word would be through the Crunchyroll community.

I love manga and Anime, and I thought I would have a go at writing a manga.

The Manga will be called Infinite:
Infinite is a story about a world of individuals who can control the various elements in nature (Earth, Wind/Air, Water and Fire), but there are those that can control multiple elements and even some elements that are not of the main four. The people in this world attend a school to learn to control their powers for good, though not everyone chooses the path of good...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1568255526/infinite-volume-1, even if you don't pledge money, I would be more than happy if people could spread the word.

If anyone has any questions I will be glad to answer (assuming no spoilers involved)
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This belongs in the Enthusiast corner, correct me if I'm wrong.

but yeah, good luck on your project.
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I wish you the absolute best luck with your manga, but does drawing a manga really take that much funds? 100 bucks should be plenty in supplies to get the ball running (aside from copic markers I would think)
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Punk_Mela wrote:

I wish you the absolute best luck with your manga, but does drawing a manga really take that much funds? 100 bucks should be plenty in supplies to get the ball running (aside from copic markers I would think)


Actually it probably could cost quite a bit depending on different factors, idk if $10,000 is what they need, it depends on a lot of variables on where they're spending their money, but they'd definitely need more than $100

Going by Ka-blam publishing. (I don't feel like trying to look around to see if there's people with better deals.)
I don't know how many pages they're making their manga, but if we pretend they want 200 pages and want to print 500 copies of their book it would cost them $2400-$2500 at $4.80 to $5 per book -depending on weather they want to advertise the company effects the cost-
Since they're actually offering hard covers of their book I'd imagine there's more cost for them than the ka-blam estimates I'm using.

Then the person has to pay the artist. (sounds like they hired an artist) So who knows what that person wants to be paid. (I went and did a quick look and an artists gets paid $10-$100 per page.
So if they're paying the artist $10 per page at 200 per page they're looking at $2000 on the artist.

And advertising, if they want to expand the recognition of their manga when it comes out they'll definitely need to invest in advertising and I don't know what that would cost, it depends on how widely they want it advertised. ($100 minimum I would say but it's probably wise to spend more money on that.)

Then there's stocking fees if they want to put their books in stores or online stores.
They'll probably want their book to have a universal bar code, which would costs at least $250 to do.

So yeah I can actually believe they could possibly need the $10,000 to start up their book.

(Manga book estimates obtained here: http://ka-blam.com/printing/index.php?page=Calculator&op=36 )
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Starting your own manga is always an exciting goal and dream. But I can't help but think of Captain Planet every time I think of these elements or am I the only weird one here?
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Biggle wrote:

This belongs in the Enthusiast corner, correct me if I'm wrong.

but yeah, good luck on your project.


Well I originally did post it there, and one of the moderators moved it to here... So oh well


Punk_Mela wrote:

I wish you the absolute best luck with your manga, but does drawing a manga really take that much funds? 100 bucks should be plenty in supplies to get the ball running (aside from copic markers I would think)




snoodles wrote:


Punk_Mela wrote:

I wish you the absolute best luck with your manga, but does drawing a manga really take that much funds? 100 bucks should be plenty in supplies to get the ball running (aside from copic markers I would think)


Actually it probably could cost quite a bit depending on different factors, idk if $10,000 is what they need, it depends on a lot of variables on where they're spending their money, but they'd definitely need more than $100

Going by Ka-blam publishing. (I don't feel like trying to look around to see if there's people with better deals.)
I don't know how many pages they're making their manga, but if we pretend they want 200 pages and want to print 500 copies of their book it would cost them $2400-$2500 at $4.80 to $5 per book -depending on weather they want to advertise the company effects the cost-
Since they're actually offering hard covers of their book I'd imagine there's more cost for them than the ka-blam estimates I'm using.

Then the person has to pay the artist. (sounds like they hired an artist) So who knows what that person wants to be paid. (I went and did a quick look and an artists gets paid $10-$100 per page.
So if they're paying the artist $10 per page at 200 per page they're looking at $2000 on the artist.

And advertising, if they want to expand the recognition of their manga when it comes out they'll definitely need to invest in advertising and I don't know what that would cost, it depends on how widely they want it advertised. ($100 minimum I would say but it's probably wise to spend more money on that.)

Then there's stocking fees if they want to put their books in stores or online stores.
They'll probably want their book to have a universal bar code, which would costs at least $250 to do.

So yeah I can actually believe they could possibly need the $10,000 to start up their book.

(Manga book estimates obtained here: http://ka-blam.com/printing/index.php?page=Calculator&op=36 )


Indeed, I will be going through a company called 'Print Ninja' and for the paper back books and will cost $1,500 (approx), and $2,000 (approx.) and this is the biggest killer, as I live in Australia (I could not find a single company in Australia that prints graphic novels for this), the postage is $900 for each of these (so another $1,800), so it's $5,300 USD, but as my kickstarter is in AUD the exchange rate converts it to $6,500 AUD (approx.). This isn't meant to sound rude to either Punk_Mela or snoodles, I was just confirming the pricing and where the money is going. The reason for the mass printing is it is significantly cheaper per book, I did consider Kablam for the printing but basically anything over 100 copies and the price wouldn't have been worth it.


pfeffernusse wrote:

Starting your own manga is always an exciting goal and dream. But I can't help but think of Captain Planet every time I think of these elements or am I the only weird one here?


Haha, that's different, usually people have been commenting on Avatar, but there are a lot of elements of this that have been inspired from my favourite shows, including (but not limited to) RWBY, Deathnote, Naruto and even Soul Eater
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