Being woken up on this last Sunday morning to find the article we had worked for ready and published was a bliss that lasted all day long! In truth we still act all girly about these things. We were really worried about the tones and if there would be any moire effect on the printing… success! There was none! Thank you comic gods!
And, what better opportunity to be truthful to our promise, than to show our mugs in the article itself? Don’t think this will be a constant thing, we rather be known by our work than our faces ^__^
Full manga page on the left from “3.3.3 Toques”, our upcoming series (yay! We finally showed something on the making!), the big title says “Beyond Japan there is also manga”… of course there is! Too bad we couldn’t talk about manhwa… but it was focused about the japanese style T_T even if we are really more inclined to follow the korean style more these days. The photo session was hell! We had no idea how to pose and just to vent up a bit we did this silly pose and… seems João the photographer liked it XD Well… we like it too! Thanks João!!! By the by everybody, Sara is on the left and Gi is on the right ^////^ cat and fox revealed and ready for action! Oh yeah!
The next pages featured our second work, the manga strip depicting an… ecchi scene… We never imagined this would be asked o_O” But hey, it was a challenge! Still, maybe because there was really no story to it -characters made up in less than a minute- we only went for naughtiness and not extreme ecchi. (Ecchi is the japanese word for pervert, giving the name for a known genre of manga books.)
The rest of the article speaks of the only anime dedicated store in Portugal Jikai, an anime association Anipop, one of our dear editors from NCreatures, and ending small facts about anime and manga in Portugal not before showing the experience of one portuguese cosplayer!
There aren’t many published articles about the growing portuguese community and those that were written always lack depth or seriousness. Bruno Mateus, the reporter behind this one, although dealing with a limited number of pages managed a decent and somewhat cheerful portrait of people who love anime and manga in our country. Our many thanks Bruno, it was indeed very fun and a honour to participate ^___^!