Western Manga: Incorporating Manga Visual Storytelling into a Universal Story Structure
Andrews, Brittani Alexia
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Sequential Art
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Sequential Art
Bibliography: pages 65-67
"With the rise of anime and manga in the US, Western manga artists often wish to create their own manga. However, many artists often are missing key story and visual elements, such as visual storytelling, composition, and story structure. To be successful, Western manga artists must create a story that utilizes their own cultural background, sequential techniques, and visual language, and combine it with the manga aesthetic and basic manga visual storytelling in order to find success with audiences, both Western and international."
Includes "Strike L" ("Strike Love"), the author's original romance comic that borrows from Japanese manga aesthetics to tell an American story of inner growth set around the relationship between a teenage girl and an extraterrestrial
Keywords: Japanese manga, OEL manga, Western manga, visual storytelling, cinematography, visual language, hero’s journey
CHAIR: Quinn, Pat
PDF : 67 pages, illustrations (some color)
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