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:iconthaylien:
Thaylien Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Drop by our website at Gashu-Group.net you can read up all about our terms and conditions in the submissions category.

But, more importantly, if you're looking to get Lethal Dose published with us, then talking to myself, Damian or any of our other staff is just as fast for getting answers.

The short version of it is this: Your work is your work. No questions, no catch.

We put a Gashu-Group logo on the cover/back cover to show that we're your publishers, brand advertising if you will, and profits from sales go to you. We market, we host files, we help you set up your work for print, help with proof reading and quality checking, all of that jazz comes from us, no charge to you. The only time we take anything is firstly the cost of printing, should you choose to print it with us (you can go digital, Kindle for example, like Stories in a Bottle did, and start earning profit right away) and secondly we take a small percentage if you sell your work from our stand at conventions, a rent on the space taken up, but that's per copy, not a fixed rate for the conventions, so you still get profit based on your book sales instead of potentially making a loss by joining us at events. You also get the right to stand with us at conventions, on our side of the table that is, sign copies if asked, dress up for fun, and generally help out with the festivities (be warned, it gets crowded :floating: ) You can even make a few extra, if you're up for it, by offering on-the-spot portraits or requests, which some of us enjoy doing.

That, as I recall it, is the deal. We take no right of property from you, and you're free to withdraw your products from our site should you feel we're not right for you. Gashu-Group is about putting the creator first, not the content, and that's where we differ from the rest. What matters is that you have the desire, the drive, to publish your work, and here we are to help. Not to mention we're all, to various extremes, writers, artists, designers and scripters, we love what we do, and we love what people like you do. So why shouldn't we want to get involved? XD

On a more personal note, you're good, we'd be happy to have you on board ^^ But I really want to grill you on your proportional anatomy work, that needs some boot camp treatment kiddo since it's picked up some bad habits along the way somewhere.
Ah well, that's for later, onwards and upwards :floating:
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:iconwhitespirit:
whitespirit Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm really going to look into it and I'm very flattered for your interest (sorry for this late reply btw)
Thank you for being really helpful with all this info! It sounds exciting! :D
As a growing artist I'd really love to hear your opinion so I wanted to ask what you meant by 'bad habits'? I can never see mistakes until they're pointed out so I'd really love to know haha
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:iconthaylien:
Thaylien Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of what I meant was your proportioning, particularly on arms. Take P39 for example, bottom left panel, where in the heck is that arm coming from? XD It works, but it just doesn't look right, that's what I'm saying.

Overall you're great, I can go through page after page of your work and enjoy it, but something I can definitely see is that you've grown up 'drawing manga/anime' not 'drawing'. Your portraiture shows life, but your full work, any of it, shows anime/manga right to the roots.

Something a person said to me when I was starting out was what defined my own development; draw, and then learn to stylise. Don't learn to draw a style. You can look at my work for that (ignore the recent throw-away stuff, try this one: [link] as an example of my actual work in action) because I started out on the 'learn to draw manga' books, they were easy to get hold of, and then this guide of mine gave me that advice, so I went back and started to learn to draw figures instead. I learnt anatomy and proportioning (and yes, okay, I like drawing women with rather 'perfect' anatomy, what man doesn't?) and *then* I styled my work to make it fit my own preferred outline-and-colour method I picked up from anime/manga style. See what I mean?

In any case, that's me being my brand of perfectionist, we're all a little... some of us a lot... perfectionist at Gashu-Group. Hassan (Legend of the Black Dragon) has his methods, Katja (Demon Catchers, Stories in a Bottle) has hers, and even Cave and Boe (10 Top Tips) have their own particulars. Like I said, that was a personal note, but on a professional stance; go for it kid, we want to see your work grow too. Getting a small volume published with us is the best incentive to do better for a second, and a third, and before you know it... you'll be amazed at what you've accomplished.
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MistPower101 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Can my Gashu-Group mascot fanart be put into the group? [link]
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Satan-angel-Kat Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
damn there should be a proper message reminder thing on this Group Stuff. Sorry for the lateness XD submitted now anyway
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MistPower101 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
XD It's alright! Thanks!
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MistPower101 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I was wondering about a few things, and I was thinking that Gashu-Group could help...

I noticed in various mangas that there were bonus pages, and that there were the "bonus boxes/panels" on the bottom of a page or on the side, like the one at the beginning of Demon Catchers chapter two.

Is there a set number of pages between the "bonus boxes/panels", or a set number of how many can be in a chapter or a manga's wholesome?

As for the bonus pages, I've noticed mangas that have all of the bonus pages at the end of the volume, but I've also noticed mangas with the bonus pages spread throughout the whole manga.

Is there a set way or layout that the bonus pages in a manga have to be put in or presented in?

This may sound a little.... silly, I guess, but is there a verbal/non-verbal requirement for a manga to have bonus pages and/or the "bonus boxes/panels" at all?

Or is the amount of the bonus pages and "bonus boxes/panels" or where they're at in the manga just however the creator of the manga feels like having it?

Thank you for your time, I was just curious, and I was checking into it so I wouldn't accidentally mess up the layout of the manga I'm making or the pages or something... ^^;
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:iconthaylien:
Thaylien Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's exactly as the creator wishes. With big series where there's lots of experimentation into the characters beforehand or lots of different cuts of the same scene (different angles and so on), or even just potential costume changes, many like to include them so that their readers can see how their thought processes work.

The ones scattered throughout the books are often referred to as 'Eye-catch' pages, much like those little bits of animation in the middle of anime episodes that show them where to go to advert breaks, they're there to both break up monotony and also to provide page breaks between important events. I was planning on throwing in a few in-progress pages at the end of Haven, but I might change that for just colour concept art or something.

Another thing that artists like to do is put in characters from their other series or stories that they've never got around to publishing, or have finished with, so that they can comment on the manga in little 4-koma strips. It's not common, but it's there for consideration. If it were me, I'd put in Haven a strip or two featuring Thaylien and Ireyah talking about the story so far, and Thaylien getting beaten for stupid comments.

In short; You can put lots or none, it's entirely up to you :floating:
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:iconmistpower101:
MistPower101 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Okay, thank you ^^
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Gashu-Monsata Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
OMFG I did a random search on Google of my name, and this group came up! Awesome! :la:

What exactly is Gashu anyways? O.o I thought I randomly made it up :P
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