THATS HOW THE DO THEY PATTERN THING THE SQUARE THING MY WEEABOO HEART IS YELLING
I really enjoy doing this by hand, and our first two publications were all traditionally done just like this (side note: I didn’t work on those, but I have done my own stuff by hand long ago).
But you know what the biggest problem is? The technology in NA is completely different than in Japan. In Japan, they actually take a photo of each page with a specialty camera; here in NA, we would scan the page.
Problem is, scanners are actually TOO GOOD. They want to scan at high resolutions, and they also want to apply subtle blurring to the image in order to reduce any jagged lines or scratches and so on.
But if you scan screentone with ANY extra filters, modifications, or difference in DPI, it is RUINED. The patterns blur, blend, or worse, make awful moire patterns.
While doing this traditionally is an amazing skill and a lot of fun, it’s just not a suitable method for making comics in NA…
(Also, if you’re doing this digitally in Manga Studio with the intent to print the comic after, you will run into the same problems - the printer will try to apply “fixes” to the work, just like a scanner would. Careful when you’re communicating with your printer and shopping around!)
Okay, maybe this is kind of silly, but I got a bit emotional over these.
I have a lot of food allergies - eggs, peanuts, and treenuts being the most severe of them. So, usually when I see a list of recipes, especially for desserts, I have to just keep scrolling - aside from recipes that are specifically catered to people with allergies, it’s basically impossible to find cakes and things without any egg. And then, a lot of the time when I do find something without egg, it has one of my other allergens in it instead.
But of this list, only one recipe has egg, and all of the rest have nothing I’m allergic to. And that’s just such a rare and exciting thing…!!!
How nice~~ I’ll definitely be trying some of these!
Anonymous asked: Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely loved the first issue of Trust! Due to financial reasons, I wasn't able to purchase the second issue before it ran out, which kinda bummed me out, but I completely understand why you wouldn't want to reprint. However, I just want to let you know that if you ever do decide to release something in the future, you have a definite buyer from me. Thanks again
Thank you so much, Anon! <3
There’s been a few cases wherein someone bought Book One, but was unable to get Book Two before it sold out. (I’ll be more careful of my print-run sizes in the future, so that doesn’t happen, for sure.) But I am working on rectifying this!
Book Two will not have a reprint, but we will be printing a compilation volume of Books 1 and 2 (plus some extras) in the near future.
I’ll definitely post about it more as we get closer to the actual printing, and I’ll be sure to put up pre-orders!
If you purchased Book 1, but were unable to get Book 2, send me an email. I will verify your purchase of Book 1 through Storenvy and then issue you a $7.00 off coupon for the compilation volume (that way you don’t pay for Book 1’s content twice!).
I hope that helps, : )
And I hope that you continue to follow us for more Kannao content~ <3 I’ll be posting a short comic called “Comfort” in the coming weeks, and then Trust’s sequel “Resolve” will also be posted - both of those works will be free-to-read webcomics!