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Welcome to Manga-Apps!

Who We Are: We are a club dedicated to housing the comicking resources on deviantART; your one-stop source to manga applications and resources!

Our ONE Rule: Anyone can join, not just contributors. Our one rule is that we are a resources only gallery. Put them in the gallery you think suits them best, and we'll shift around and copy them as we feel fit.

Where to put your comics? Please feel free to display your comics in our sister group, MangaCreators.

Partners! MA holds resources. MC displays comics!

DISCLAIMERS: Image used in club icon is credited to Koda Tadashi and Manga University! Please visit website dedicated to manga creation! The club ID was made by LOOMcomics and features our club mascots, Alex and Mana!



Goal: As a Comic Creating club, we're trying to limit our affiliate list to a manageable list of like-groups. That means groups that are dedicated to original comic-based content, comic creation, art-improvement, tutorials, tools, writing, or any club dedicated to having their members improve their art/storytelling/comic based skills. We are not currently seeking affiliation with fan-related groups or celebratory-minded groups. We're sticking, as of this moment, to clubs that focus on original story and art creation. Thank you for understanding!


- Prefer 50-100 Members (Exceptions are made for excellent resources)

- Clearly stated club goals & rules

- Focus: Comics sites, tutorials hubs, resource clubs, and comic-making clubs

- No fan groups, individual artists, individual webcomics (Some artist rings may be considered if they focus on a broad area, like North Cal. Deviants, or feature 20-30 artists.)

- No groups advocating illegal activity, product piracy, or illegal manga scans or scanlations.


Are you currently working on a comic? 

236 deviants said Not right now
190 deviants said Yes, and it's about... (Comment and include a link!)

Active Admins

Main Administrator:

Original Founder:
:iconloomcomics: :iconanimante:

Other Admins:
:icondarksena: :iconerin314: :iconashikai:

:iconrayedwards: :iconshikaruchan: :iconangel--of--music:

Our Gallery of Resources!

:star: Welcome to Our Resource Gallery!

> To Submit resources:

join the group

submit to the SUBMIT HERE Folder.

Informative Blogs - The blogs feature admin and guest writers talking about comics, cons, and all things related!

Current Contests - Comicking contest, 4-koma contest, and coloring contest!
Coloring Tutorials
Text, Fonts, and Speech Bubbles
Drawing Tools and Programs
Articles & Writing Tips
Flash Media & Digital Innovations

Current Contest Folders!
Old Contest Folders
Events, Trades, and Prize Art
Meet Our Mascots!
Meet Our Members!
Members LiveStreaming Schedule
dA Member Con Listing (List A) (List B)

Previous Comic Contest Winners!
2011 Contest Winners!
2010 Long Comic Winners
2010 Short Comic Winners

2016 Comics Contests and Awards

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 21, 2016, 5:28 PM
Joining | Submitting | About Us | Featured Articles | Summer 2012 Contest | Live Sessions

:bulletyellow: This is a basic layout of some of the main points of each contest. We strongly advise reading the "Details and Official Rules" at the top of each heading.

Manga Jiman

:star: Details and Official Rules (2016) - not yet available, but information can be found on their Facebook page

:bulletred: This is a CONTEST.  Entrants must be UK residents aged 14 and older.
:bulletred: There is an additional 4-koma contest which is available only to 11, 12, and 13 year olds.

:bulletred: Deadline:  Monday 24 October 2016

:bulletred: Specs: "A story created on 6 to 8 A4-sized pages and drawn so that it reads from left to right.  Theme: SIGHTS OF JAPAN"

Because no template is given for the main contest, the live area and below template is only a recommendation.
- Paper Size
210mm x 297mm

- "Live" Area
192mm x 267mm

:bulletred: Templates:
Non-standard A4 Temp by kabocha A4 4koma Template by kabocha

:bulletred: Format:  Left-to-right

:bulletred: Submission: Only send photocopies, along with the entry form.  Entry form is downloadable off the manga Jiman website.

:bulletred: Send Entries To:
Not provided yet, will be updated when information is available.  (After the Bradford Literature Festival)

10th International MANGA Award

:star: Details and Official Rules

:bulletorange: This is an AWARD.  Entrants must have produced their work outside Japan.  Published and unpublished work completed within the past three years are eligible, unless they've previously gotten this award.

:bulletorange: Deadline: June 30th 2016

:bulletorange: Specs: "The MANGA works (24 or more pages) must have been produced outside Japan."
One submission per entrant.

:bulletorange: Format: Unspecified.  

:bulletorange: Rights: "The artist agrees to images of the aforementioned work being placed on Web sites and distributed along with press releases.  The artist warrants that the work does not infringe upon an copyright or other rights of any third party. If a third party claims any rights over the work, the artist shall take full responsibility."

:bulletorange: Submission: Two copies of your work must be submitted with the entry form.  (Additional copies may be requested for works being considered for an award.)
It's advised to send photocopies, not originals.

:bulletorange: Send Entries To:
MBE108 The Tenth International MANGA Award Executive Committee
B1F Yuraku-cho bldg.
1-10-1 Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Postcode: 100-0006

Silent Manga Audition

:star: Details and Official Rules
FAQ 1 & FAQ 2
Theme Announcement

:bulletgreen: This is a CONTEST focusing on manga without the use of dialog.

:bulletgreen: Deadline: September 30, 2016

:bulletgreen: Specs: "Use the power of your artwork to tell the story, with NO dialogue.  We STRONGLY recommend everyone to keep the story short, around 10 pages or even less."

- Paper Size
257mm x 364mm

- Outer Frame / Outside Border / Trimmed Size:
220mm x 310mm

- "Live" Area
180mm x 270mm

:bulletgreen: Template:
Smac template by kabocha

:bulletgreen: Format: Unspecified.  

:bulletgreen: Rights: "The terms of application clearly forbids you from publishing your work elsewhere other than the Silent Manga Audition. Doing so may void your award winnings, so please refrain from doing so, until award results announcement!

However, when results are announced and you did not receive an award, you are free to release your work anywhere else. We will be posting your entry on our website unless requested not to, by the author.

For award winners, there may be different arrangement. Please talk to the Silent Manga audition administrative regarding your intended use of the title."

Basically:  Don't post your entry until before the results are announced.  If you win, there may be a contract.  If you don't win, you're free to do what you win.

:bulletgreen: Submission:   Previous rounds allow multiple submissions.  This is not likely to change, but the information is not yet available.

:bulletgreen: Submit Via:
Register and upload submissions.

Shonen JUMP Treasure New Artist Prize

:star: Rules and Guidelines

:bulletblue: This is a CONTEST run monthly by Shueisha.  Award ceremonies are held twice annually.

:bulletblue: Deadline: End of Each month

:bulletblue: Specs: "The same as 1.2 times of "Weekly Shonen Jump"
Your manuscript should be about B4 sized.  For story-based manga, your comic should be either 31 pages or 45 pages in length.
For gag manga, your comic should be 15 pages, 19 pages, or 31 pages.

- Paper Size
Between 230-260 mm wide by 330-365 mm tall (Approx B4)

- Live Area
180mm x 270mm

:bulletblue: Template:

:bulletblue: Format: Right -> Left; Must be in Japanese.

:bulletblue: Rights: "All copyrights including publishing, broadcasting, staging and filming rights will belong to Shueisha."

:bulletblue: Submission: "Your manuscripts will not be returned. Please take copies in advance.  On the reverse of the final page of your manuscript, print your postal code, address, name, age, occupation, telephone number (or contact number), and brief background details."

:bulletblue: Send Entries To:
The JUMP treasure new artist prize
2-5-10 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku

Aniventure Manga Contest

:star: Rules and Guidelines

:bulletpurple: This is a CONTEST run by Aniventure and Manga Academy.  It is open to international participation.

:bulletpurple: Deadline: August 1st , 2016

:bulletpurple: Specs:
You need to use their recommended font (download available on Aniventure's contest page)
"Short manga":
From 2 to 8 pages + 1 cover (total 3 to 9 pages)

"Long manga":
From 15 to 25 pages + 1 cover (total 16 to 26 pages)

- Paper Size
A5 at 300DPI

:bulletpurple: Template:
Available online

:bulletpurple: Format: Right -> Left; Bulgarian OR English

:bulletpurple: Submission: "To be able to participate with your manga, it should be sent to by August 1st , 2016 including:
*Files (or link for downloading the files) of the pages, where the file names correspond to the order of pages
*your full names
*Complete an informational form with information about yourself (if you're one of the winners this information will be published with your manga in the printed book of Aniventure)"

:bulletpurple: Send Entries To:

Closed Contests - Might Reopen

:bulletred: Society of Illustrators - Comic and Cartoon Art Competition - [Information] Has an entry fee

:bulletred: Morning International Comic Competition - [Information] Has not had a contest since 2011

:bulletred: Tezuka Award & Akatsuka Award - [Information] Ended March 31; will likely run again.


Know of other contests going on?  Let us know and we'll update this blog!

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ELLR8 Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for adding me :) 
Candy-Meow Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Does anyone know if Photoshop brushes may be transferred to Manga Studio/Clip Studio Paint?
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Holyengine Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for adding me in your nice club ;)
apex313 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a bit confused. You see, I have these manga pages and don't quite know where to put them. Sorry for being a bother.

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Setsukko Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'd like to ask - Where can I donate points to this group? I'd be glad if it stayed a super group!!~
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