Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
July 2, 2010
Image Size
11.0 KB
Resolution
99×56
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
10,836 (1 today)
Favourites
1,855 (who?)
Comments
379
Downloads
56
×
Manga Stamp by grovyle-n-wolfluvr Manga Stamp by grovyle-n-wolfluvr
Can be taken several ways, and here are two:

1) I don't get why just because manga artists AREN'T Japanese, they have to be called pseudomanga artists, or their art is only 'manga-style'... Why can't everyone fall under the SAME title?

2) Just because a manga/anime artist isn't Japanese doesn't mean they aren't as GOOD as a lot of Japanese artists.

I have nothing against Japanese manga artists. (I actually really like a lot of them, i.e. *gofu-web) I'm also not racist, if you happen to get that idea -_-"

If lots of flaming starts, I WILL disable comments. And that does NOT give you permission to flame my page. I just wanted to speak one of my issues.

Stamp base= [link]

EDIT: It looks pretty now C:
Add a Comment:
 
:iconwinterswhite:
WintersWhite Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I like drawing in manga style because I adore cute things and manga is cute. Plus it's not too simple, yet not too complicated (for me). I'm also not Japanese. Why does my blood have to determine what kind of artist I am?  If a job making mangas was available to me, I'd take it.
Reply
:icondahanci:
DaHanci Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Okay, no flames here, just going to point out that manga is what now again?

Japanese comics.

Japanese comics.

Now, you could argue that there are plenty of comics by American authors that are incredible and look just like Japanese ones and feauture Japanese characters in Japan, but that doesn't mean anything.

Because what is Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)?

A comic about Englishmen in Victorian England, with very, very few mentions of Japan at all. 

And yet it is considered manga. 

Why? Because the artist is Japanese, and it is published in Japan, and it is originally published in Japanese.

If a comic does not have one of those elements, it is not manga by definition.

It just isn't. 


And I hope I didn't offend anyone, but I'm confused why this is a question. I love American artists, I enjoy reading manga-style comics from them all the time! But it just isn't manga if it isn't Japanese in some manner, and these comics aren't.


TL;DR- Answer to your question: Because manga=Japanese comics.
Reply
:iconlunarspoon:
LunarSpoon Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think it's a matter of the creator or elements being Japanese that makes manga. It's just the art style and method of creation that makes it manga. Its roots will always be Japanese. I am also a graphic novelist who is inspired by a lot of manga, but I wouldn't call it manga because my style feels so derailed from the traditional style. Why call it "manga" anyway? If you're in the west and you don't speak Japanese, "graphic novel" is the same thing.
Reply
:iconmiss-gravillian1992:
Miss-Gravillian1992 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This makes me feel a lot better ♥
Reply
:iconpinkspace101:
PinkSpace101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm currently working on a manga influence comic series. It might come real soon after so much hard work put into my story.
Reply
:iconkelzpoo:
kelzpoo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I should know! I am one! :)  
Reply
:iconthedangerousartist:
TheDangerousArtist Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
100% agree!

I hate it when people say that just because you're not Japanese and you draw manga, you're automatically not a mangaka. WHY CAN'T ALL MANGAKAS, NO MATTER THEIR NATIONALITY, BE REGARDED AS MANGAKAS?? WHY??? Because only the Japanese can be considered mangakas because manga originated from their country? Makes no sense.
Reply
:iconysane:
ysane Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i agree with you a hundred percent 
Reply
:iconjwthamajestic:
JWthaMajestic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
I totally agree with this. I'm currently making a few Manga comic books, and yet some of my comics are Manga influenced.
Reply
:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep I agree XD (I am even making my own manga called Tenshi Denwa and I am from Canada XD) Oh yeah if you are curious here is the info on it XD ninjaweretiger.deviantart.com/… (It is very long so I understand if you don't want to read it XD)
Reply
:iconpokemontrainergirl:
pokemontrainergirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm Canadian too...
and I'm making a manga series too...
Reply
:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh cool
Reply
:iconpokemontrainergirl:
pokemontrainergirl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yus!
Reply
:iconkurocurseshadow:
KuroCurseShadow Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. My friend draws and makes manga though she's American. She hesitates to call herself a Mangaka because of stuff people say to her.=^= But Marc her editor finally got it through her head she is one, like this stamp says.^^ I'm showing her this stamp so she can fav it too and put it on her journal. 
Reply
:iconidontknowwhoyouknow:
Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, assuming that only Japanese draw manga is racist.
Reply
:iconpinkspace101:
PinkSpace101 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe there might be some Japanese people who wanted to draw western cartoons.
Reply
:iconidontknowwhoyouknow:
Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, they want to draw different styles, too.
Reply
:iconpinkspace101:
PinkSpace101 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup, and I found an japanese artist who's manga style looks like a western cartoon, here's the icon: :icongashi-gashi:
Reply
:iconidontknowwhoyouknow:
Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
His art looks very pretty!
Reply
:iconpinkspace101:
PinkSpace101 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, right. ;)
Reply
:iconevie2001:
evie2001 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES
OMG
YES
Reply
:icontheaxewarrior:
TheAxeWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES!
Reply
:iconskylarthevampire:
SkylarTheVampire Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
There is a Guy on YOUTUBE named markcrilly(datsHisUsername) and he is awesome him and leonardo(DaVinci) is my inspiration for drawing. I draw Manga, Chibi and realistic all the time and I'm American
Reply
:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know I am randomly saying this XD But I love Mark Crillys video's/books XD
Reply
:iconskylarthevampire:
SkylarTheVampire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Me too ^^
Reply
:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah he is awesome XD
Reply
:iconsouleaterlover78:
souleaterlover78 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have one of his books! ^w^
Reply
:iconskylarthevampire:
SkylarTheVampire Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Lucky! If you dont mind answering but How much was it?
Reply
:iconsouleaterlover78:
souleaterlover78 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got it for 12 bucks at a Barnes and Noble (i think thats where i got it...it was a long time ago XD) but yeah he's awesome.
Reply
:iconskylarthevampire:
SkylarTheVampire Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Sweet, i just need 12 dollars.....jkjk, and he's da master when it comes to Manga/chibi just dont forget the blushies!
Reply
:iconsouleaterlover78:
souleaterlover78 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmhmm mmhmm. That he is~
Reply
:iconmawichan:
Mawichan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
It's like saying you can't draw in modern cartoon style or are pseudo cartoonist because you are not american..
Reply
:icongoddess-ofmercy:
Goddess-ofMercy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love dis. Meow :3 
Reply
:iconyaitilia:
Yaitilia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
:highfive:
Reply
:iconsacrificed908:
Sacrificed908 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've been doing Manga and anime for a LONG time (and I mean when you were considered a nerdy dork loser if you liked it! XD) and I'm a half Dutch/Italian and half Argentinian. I can relate to this so well because I'm NOT Japanese and LOVE to draw Anime/Manga! I hope to have a job in the field one day to! ^_^ Thanks for speaking your mind and making this! :heart: You're an inspiration here!
Reply
:iconjusttobeyou:
justtobeyou Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you
Reply
:iconchaoticdarkangel:
ChaoticDarkAngel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013   Writer
This!

I'm personally more of a write than a drawer, but I see no harm in a non Japanese person becoming a manga artist. Anyone can draw manga regardless of what race they are in my opinion. If your dream is to become a mangaka or whatever it's called then go for it! ^^
Reply
:iconcamiwolf09:
camiwolf09 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, true...
I'm practicing manga, and I hope to be an expert someday :D
Reply
:icongrovyle-n-wolfluvr:
grovyle-n-wolfluvr Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good for you! :D
Reply
:iconcamiwolf09:
camiwolf09 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
Reply
:iconmikaellakun:
Mikaellakun Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Digital Artist
lol . I'm an Asian who dreams to be a Mangaka . lol
Reply
:iconrainbowicepop:
RainbowIcePop Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly... I'm not trying to be a "weeaboo", I think the title "manga artist" can be shared by anyone!
Reply
:iconmintgreengum-harley:
MintGreenGum-Harley Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm asian and suck at anime and manga xD :rofl:
Reply
:icongrovyle-n-wolfluvr:
grovyle-n-wolfluvr Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I'm sure you don't suck xD It just takes practice and patience!
Reply
:iconmintgreengum-harley:
MintGreenGum-Harley Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
: P
Reply
:iconcordaizee:
CorDaiZee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My friends used to say that I couldn't be a (famous) manga artist because I'm not Japanese. Then I showed them this stamp tell tell them there's people on my side ^^ AWESOME stamp :D
Reply
:iconanimeartist8315:
animeartist8315 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm white, but I have the soul of a Japanese woman. I love their culture and art, and not just manga either! I love everything about Japan and its people. Also, I get comments from people all the time that I'm not Japanese so I can't be a manga artist. People, the color of your skin has nothing to do with it. It's all about your soul.
Reply
:iconsunimacrud:
Sunimacrud Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen.

Everytime I tell someone I like Anime, they come up with the same question asking me if I'm freaking Japanese! I'm Mexican, for Pete's sake!
Reply
:iconetsuko-hime:
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I make my own Manga, and i agree with you :heart: thank you for this stamp :love:
Reply
:iconkawaiiasfuck:
KawaiiAsFuck Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I love you for this stamp<3 thanks so much c:
Reply
Add a Comment: