Tips for MangaTips for Manga6 years ago in Other More Like This
What follows is the crap the never tell you... but you would get in a graphics class.
Tip 1: The greatest space should be the margins (if there are any) followed by the spaces in panels next (if there are any) then space between lines then the space between words (if there are any) and then space between letters.
Tip 2: The thickness of solid lines inside of the bubbles should not exceed the thickness of the panels.
Tip 3: When you lay out a page, think of the whole page, including screen tone. (I had trouble with this when the ellipses periods were the same size as the screen tone on the page).
Tip 4: Most manga is designed to have both vertical and horizontal text because Japanese is like that. This means you have to adjust your designs for horizontal text only, which means copying frame et ups in a book is a bad idea.
Tip 5: When making manga in Japanese, don't forget to give yourself enough room for the furigana.
Tip 6: Because there are margins on a lot of pages, doesn't mean you