Mangaka (漫画家) is the Japanese word for a manga artist. Outside Japan manga usually refers to a Japanese comic book and mangaka refers to the author of the manga, who is usually Japanese. As of 2006, about 3000 professional mangaka were working in Japan.

Most mangaka study at an art college or manga school, or take on an apprenticeship with another artist before entering the industry as a primary creator. More rarely a mangaka breaks into the industry directly, without previously being an assistant. For example, Naoko Takeuchi, author of Sailor Moon, won a contest sponsored by Kodansha, and manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka was first published while studying an unrelated degree, without working as an assistant.

A mangaka will rise to prominence through recognition of their ability when they spark the interest of institutions, individuals or a demographic of manga consumers. For example, there are contests which prospective mangaka may enter, sponsored by manga editors and publishers. They are also recognized for the number of manga they run at one time.

Mangaka Comic book

@1 million cats LOOK I DID IT. also my hand locked up persistently while drawing this aaahh rip


it's coz you don't realize the amount of sense you're making, I'd be happy too if I didn't know...

1 million cats Comic book Mangaka

it's too late to say your sorry / pp's gonna bare witness the smack down of the century

Anime Mangaka

Hey guys this took me about over an hour. I hope you all like it

Mangaka Hand

ugh this was suppose to be a stress relief doodle but it only stressed me out more hgjhhjghj

Mangaka Mythology

youre mcfreakin dead kiddo. 1 million cats oc, Pallis, cosplaying as sailor moon cos y not

Jjba What is coloring Mangaka

the tsundere playboy who doesnt know how fashion works

Taz Mangaka

taakitz isn't really my Thing but it's canon & it's good so whatever

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