The final results of the Kodansha Manga Scout Fes were recently announced: Aiwa’s one-shot manga Hatsukoi received an Honorable Mention!
『初恋』by アイワ: read it here (you must have a pixiv account to read it)
Kodansha Manga Scout Fes was a contest held by pixiv and Kodansha’s 5 magazines to offer the chance to debut as a comic artist. According to pixiv, the winners were selected from over 1000 different entries! They selected one Grand Champion Winner, five Champions (one winner for each magazine) and 40 Honorable Mentions. You can view the full list of awarded comics here.
Aiwa’s awarded manga is called Hatsukoi, which means “first love” in English. It has a total of 16 pages + a cover, and has the peculiarity of being a comic without text.
We are proud to announce that Isaky, one of the latest additions to our circle, had been recently awarded with the First Place in the Magic Knight Contest.
About two months ago, the Magic Knight Contest started. It was held by the Vietnamese company VNG Corp with the help of one of the artists in it Omocha-san on deviantART. VNG Corp is currently developing a new card battle game called Magic Knight for the Japanese online company DeNA, playable on its game platform Mobage. Magic Knight is planned to be released this late April or mid May.
The Magic Knight Contest consisted in two rounds: The participants in the first round had to draw a new a card of their own magical girl. Every card in the game had 4 different levels, each more gorgeous than the last, but they didn’t need to draw all levels, only the highest one. The best artists of this round passed to the next. In the second round the semi finalists had to work along with VNG Corp to improve their entries and to draw the illustrations for the remaining levels. The factors judged in the contest to decide the winners were: level of details, skills, creativeness, diversity between each level of the card, enthusiasm, effort and cooperation.
The winners and the runner ups were just decided today. Isaky was awarded with the First Place!! Her card will be used in the game and she will be awarded with both, cash and in game, prizes. She also will be offered the opportunity to work again with them in the future.
You can see all the awarded entries here. There are a lot of gorgeous entries!
Recently the organization of the Salón del Manga de Alicante announced that the poster contest to choose the poster of the next edition was declared void. The full announcement can be read here [Spanish only].
However, the staff decided to award two honorable mentions to two of the posters submitted. The prize money will be shared equally between the two laureates. The mentions went to SandraGH and Isaky from our circle.
The same entry received a Daily Deviation on deviantART on April 13th. You can view the full list of all the featured entries of that date here.
[English] This year’s Salón del Manga de Alicante poster was illustrated by Ninamo. She won the contest held back on 2012 during the previous’s edition. III Salón del Manga de Alicante will take place from March 23th to 24th 2013.
[Español] El cartel del Salón del Manga de Alicante de este año ha sido ilustrado por Ninamo. Fue la ganadora del concurso que tuvo lugar el 2012 durante la pasada edición. El III Salón del Manga de Alicante tendrá lugar los días 23 y 24 de mazo del 2013.
[English] Ninamo will also attend the convention as a guest. There will be signing sessions and a small drawing workshop. You can also meet her during the event in her own booth with the circle’s name “CYCLIC★REDUNDANCY”.
[Español] Ninamo también estará en el salón como invitada. Se harán sesiones de firmas y un pequeño taller de dibujo. También podréis encontrarla durante el evento en su propio stand que llevará el nombre del círculo “CYCLIC★REDUNDANCY”.
We are glad to announce that three of our members (Aiwa, Ninamo and Kenneos) have been awarded with the Toranoana Award in the cathegories of “Excellent Work” and “Selected Work” at ASIAGRAPH 2012. This is the second time we receive an award from Toranoana — the year before we were already awarded with the Toranoana International Award 2011.
Comic Toranoana is a dōjin shop that specializes in selling manga related items. By the other hand, ASIAGRAPH 2012 is a joint event of science, art and exhibition that took place in Tokyo in October 2012. All winning entries were exhibited in the gallery during the event — you can see a few photos of it above (thanks to Snow Vega for them).
The contest consisted of presenting up to 3 original theme works made during the year 2012. Having won the award means that our works will be announced on Toranoana’s homepage, exhibited and turned into a certain form of merchandise later on.
These were the awarded works:
- Excellent Work
“Akiko” by Aiwa
“Yulla” by Ninamo
- Selected Work
“Sky lake” by Kenneos
The winners of Mirai Suenaga Illustration Contest have been decided. This was a contest organized in collaboration between pixiv and Culture Japan and was held from September 20 to October 20.
The contest invited people to submit artworks of Mirai Suenaga, the mascot of Culture Japan. The winning entries will be published in Quarterly pixiv vol.11 and featured in anime events around the world.
Aiwa has been awarded in the category Special Prize with her entry.
Kenneos and Ninamo also participated in the contest. You can see their entries below (the first two belong to Kenneos and the last one to Ninamo).
From the 7th of July (Tuesday) to the 31st of August (Friday), the qualifiers for pixiv’s P-1GRANDPRIX2012, a contest for up-and-coming artists, were held. Fifty artists were qualified and are moving on to the next stage.
Aiwa was one of these artists and has been qualified with her illustration titled アキ子 (Akiko), a beautiful personification of the autumn season.
The fifty people who have passed the preliminary contest have been asked to create a work for the final stage of the contest. These works will be shown in an exhibition at pixiv Zingaro from the 2nd of November (Friday) until the 4th of November (Sunday), and will be judged by the attendees.
On the final day of the exhibition (the 4th of November), the finalists will submit their works to pixiv. Afterwards, the judges will perform the final examination and decide the grand prize winner of P-1GRANDPRIX.
We wish good luck to Aiwa!!
The Japanese online community for artists pixiv in collaboration with Enterbrain publish a magazine called Quarterly Pixiv. For each issue are organized various art competitions on different topics. The selected works are printed in the magazine.
Aiwa’s drawing was selected in the category of Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (Ano Hana for short) at Quarterly Pixiv Vol.06, with art based on this anime series.
On the other side, Kenneos’ drawing was selected in the category of Cheerful JAPAN! x Hatsune Miku at Quarterly Pixiv Vol.08. This was a contest organized by Good Smile Company as a campaign to raise funds to help Japan after the devastation of the earthquake last year.
Both magazines are for sale at Japanese stores and through online stores right now.
The Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from the galleries on deviantART. A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large. This is how dA itself defines a DD.
Nevee was the last member of C★R to get a Daily Deviation of one of her works submited to dA. It happened a few days ago. Now, all the members have at least one of these particular distintions.
We all are old members of deviantART and we ought a lot to this international community. We are proud of these mentions. This is a resume of all our works which got a DD:
Daily Deviation given 2012-03-10
Daily Deviation given 2012-03-03
Daily Deviation given 2012-01-30 & 2011-10-17
Daily Deviation given 2011-12-23 & 2011-08-26
Daily Deviation given 2011-06-18
(It’s a short comic)
Thanks to all the people (suggesters and featurers) who made this possible.
Comic Toranoana’s ASIAGRAPH JAPAN GALLERY exhibition is now over, but here there are some photos offered by アキバpush! blog in their own review of the event.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t attend, but we hope people did enjoy it. We’re specially glad because it’s the first time our works were exhibited in Japan in an event like this. There was also our Without love, it cannot be seen fanbook exhibited and one of Ninamo’s artworks hanged on the street wall as a poster for the exhibition. Thank you very much!