I have created works to compete in the SILENT MANGA AUDITION ever since I first entered in 2018. Since then, I have been aiming to keep my works up to a high standard of quality, worthy of competing on an international level. Bear witness to my ongoing journey as I work to become the best I can be!
Think Twice! was my second entry for the SMA. You can read it here!
Behind the Scenes
Think Twice! was my second entry for the Silent Manga Audition. It’s a simple, 12-page story showing a boy trying to find a girl who runs away after he gets mad at her.
I began drafting ideas for the story just after the end of the first audition in 2021, whose deadline I missed despite drafting a detailed work. Initially, I wanted to focus on the theme of fear, so I came up with the story of a boy looking for his sister after she disappears into a haunted mansion.
This is where these characters come in: a tentative boy protagonist and his sister. I wanted the mood to be dark and cool, and so went with an aloof-looking boy.
Other ideas I had involved the villain looking like a large, sinister stuffed bunny residing deep in the mansion. However, repeated testing of this idea on paper proved fruitless, so I shifted the ideas around until I was satisfied.
One day, I drew our current protagonist out of context. He still carried the “cool” look of his predecessor, but seemed a little younger and less sure of himself. I liked that combination, so I began working around him.
In the end, I kept the idea of “boy goes searching for his sister,” but after showing it to my family, we decided “love” was a better description of the events than “fear.” I altered the ending events with their help and, voilà! Think Twice! was born! The title insinuates that the boy regrets his hasty reaction, and that by the end he would realize how precious his sister is to him. The hope was that readers would sympathize with one of the siblings.
In the unreleased Silent Manga titled “ANGEL,” a dark power threatens a family living in an isolated cottage. Magic and modernity become tangled in this story of familial love, where “Dad” is a gunslinger and “Grandpa” is a wizard.
War Dove Concept
In the unreleased silent manga titled “War Dove,” a medic struggles to assist the members of his troop amidst a firefight. When an unforeseen enemy knocks him away from the battlefield, he finds a way to make peace during war.
Hit the Sky Concept
In Hit the Sky, a young woman fails to audition as an idol after her partner abandons her just before they were scheduled to perform. While scouting for a new partner, she discovers a person who is skilled and passionate — but he’s also a middle-aged man.