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Next Project... with production notes. by control-authority Next Project... with production notes. :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 1 2 Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: Second size comparison by control-authority Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: Second size comparison :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 2 7 Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: Spread... by control-authority Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: Spread... :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 1 0 Untitled by control-authority Untitled :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 1 0 Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: blurry spread... by control-authority Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: blurry spread... :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 2 0 Untitled by control-authority Untitled :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 0 0 Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: Forming covers by control-authority Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: Forming covers :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 0 0 Untitled by control-authority Untitled :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 0 0 Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: Front Cover by control-authority Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: Front Cover :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 0 0 Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: Back cover by control-authority Tsutomu Nihei :: NOiSE :: Back cover :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 0 0 Untitled by control-authority Untitled :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 0 0 Untitled by control-authority Untitled :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 1 0 Untitled by control-authority Untitled :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 0 0 Untitled by control-authority Untitled :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 0 0 Untitled by control-authority Untitled :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 0 0 Untitled by control-authority Untitled :iconcontrol-authority:control-authority 0 0

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I wanted to discuss a project I've been consumed with for three years now. I have desired to create large format versions of my favorite manga.

Issues with current publications:

  • 5"x7.5" is to damn small
  • Book is generally printed on paper that is one or two steps above toilet paper.


I also want to recreate them from the best original materials, if possible. Scanning publish books will enlarge the offset line-screen patterns. So I started conversations with different publishers but only continued with one (of which keeps pushing our appointment date further along). I will be pursuing others after my the first project is complete. From what I've heard back, the licensing costs are rather steep, but not impossible. While I'm am probably insane enough to do this all on my own, I figured that others would be interested in something like this. I have tried to discuss this subject with others(on other forums) but I find that its always regarded as spam...

So I figured I would just start with a single volume work. At the moment I'm taking the legally gray(in the states) route of scanning the original and privately producing one copy for myself. I describe it as "repairing my damaged copy". I am currently doing preliminary work before committing to production [scanning, editing, and doing mock-up printing]. I'm still shopping for the perfect paper and stocking up on ink.

The full repair will be a leather bound, 12"x18" tome. I will use fine paper (cotton or alpha cellulose (won't yellow or get brittle with time)) and pigment inks that don't fade (+100 years). It might even have heavy wood covers with corner bosses and clasps...

Is it expensive? Sure, relative to a copy of the original printing. I project the overall price to be in the $500 - $1000 range. I don't think this is all that bad... Without even a second thought, people easily blow thousands of dollars on their cars, before customization to their liking.


[PROJECT] Nihei :: NOiSE :: Size comparison by control-authority

[PROJECT]Nihei :: NOiSE :: Draft vs Photo mode by control-authority






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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
Many thanks for watching my art, I appreciate it.  Lovely books! :) ~Paul
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:iconinovumi:
INovumI Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think 500-1000$ are OK, it´s worth it. I would like to have a larger version of BLAME too! (BLAME is my favorite too)
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rsc92 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
You're under my radar now. Love that old Blame! style.
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gotrixzeth Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This project is awesome!
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Goat13 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Thanks for the watch
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vuzel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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huseyinozkan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you so much !
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