Does /a/ like Pandemonium?
I recently started reading it and found that it really knows how to pull at the heartstrings, and the artwork is incredibly beautiful and rustic.
I don't know if this goes here or on /co/ since its originally a webcomic but its also Japanese and published physically as a seinen manga in Japan
I had no idea that One Punch Man was originally a webcomic. Damn. Webcomics come out with some of the best stuff. Well all right then.
>I've never read this though
Its pretty good. Discovered it a while back and thought the art looked interesting.
Turns out the writer really knows how to make someone care.
Its about this box-carrying cat who travels in search of a village of strange mystical creatures known as variants, whom the world fears. While traveling he collapses out of dehydration and hunger however, and is later rescued by a variant and brought to her village. But why does he want to go there? And what secrets does this village hold?
Its pretty damn compelling I think.
The artist is a pretty cool guy. He does shit for children's magazine strips in newspapers, I think.
Plus, you can't hate that art style. Everyone has a shit-eating grin and it's awesome.
I actually messaged him on Deviantart one day, asking a few simple questions like how he designed his characters and if he does any more publications. I THINK he said that he did that. I may have read it elsewhere, or it just might have been a mistranslation since "Sho" is such a common name. His art would do great as a newspaper comic strip though, considering all of the stuff in Pandemonium, for example, could easily be shortened to 4koma and still make the same sense. Let's take the first fireworks scene for example.
In the story, he panics and runs around for several frames, being yelled at by the various villagers, and sets off fireworks as a signal flare, impressing the children and stunning the rest in awe. In 4koma, he could start off by panicking, then setting the fuse, then being spooked, and finally showing the fireworks go off with the person who spooked him looking in awe. The same message, yet easily condensed in four frames.
I'd totally bang that fox he draws so much of on his pixiv though. God damn that face and those curves.
>I'd totally bang that fox he draws so much of on his pixiv though. God damn that face and those curves.
You mean this one?
OH that one.
Yeah, she's pretty cute and his artstyle is nice. Its really weird seeing his fully colored artwork though. It looks oddly too simple.
And you're right, a comic would be pretty all right by him.
What I'm wondering is why his work hasn't been localized. He can speak English, so it wouldn't be out of the question for him to reach out to publishing companies in the US and elsewhere.