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The “NAME” | the first step for your manga page

If you want to create a manga, you will want to start by organizing your ideas, story board and fix a page limit for the whole story. Once that is completed your Next challenge will be: “the NAME”. Junialamen team is here to bring you valuable information on how to go through this process smoothly.

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Name
It is defined as the draft story board. It is not the rough sketch (this will also be treated in our next tutorial). It is the main part of your work as it is the base to build your page. It can take few minutes to days to draw a good name.


Materials:
1) Pencil
2) Eraser


Important point:
A) The NAME helps you organize your work space, decide about your characters, speech balloons, sound effects, position.

B) It helps you take into consideration the frame and the trimmed area of the paper while getting your work ready for printing.

C) All names for each pages are not the same so let your imagination guide you for picking up a good one.

D) As you can see, preparing a good NAME requires skills from paneling to scenery creativity.

Here are some NAME from my previous works for reference.

Name for the treasure of Sendai
Name of the flowers power
Name for Haitian zombie game


On a closing note, The NAME allows you to visualize what your page will already look like.

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References:
1) Challenge jump#3
2) It all begin by a NAME: Japanese Manga 101#024