It seems to me as if so many cartoonists are adopting the manga style into their own comics nowadays that it's impossible to tell them apart anymore. But I am an absolute beginner at best and by no means an expert on the subject. "Abandon the Old in Tokyo," a book of short stories by Yoshihiro Tastsumi, along with "Ode to Kirihito" and "MW" by Osamu Tezuka are the only manga in my entire comic collection. However, I was so inspired by Cayetano Garza Jr.'s "Year Of The Rat" and what he was doing with "Manga Studio" (see for yourself by clicking the link below) that I bought the software myself. I also bought a small Wacom Bamboo tablet and the book "Manga Studios For Dummies."
Once, I move and finally get my art studio set up again I plan to try to teach myself how to use all this new technology and to that end have already drawn a new manga story entitled "Jonin." I drew these twenty one pages the old fashioned way with a blue pencil but whether or not I ink, tone, or merely letter it digitally remains to be seen. Unfortunately, after a brief and cursory glance at the text of "Manga Studios For Dummies" I fear that it is either to dense or I am. So, I may wind up inking the story the old fashioned way as well.
I am eager to learn "Manga Studios" and will more than likely post "Jonin" first online even though I drew the "Midnight Agents" first. But if learning these basic computer skills becomes too much for me I may go back to the drawing board and start inking the "Midnight Agents" strip with a crow quill. If I post it first you'll know that "Manga Studios" has gotten the best of me at least for the time being.