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Hey, I was thinking of making a manga but with only like 16 pages and like 20 at the max. Do you know any manga with short page numbers like that? IS it possible to make a manga that short? Im sooo stuck!

edited 17th Mar '12 12:47:20 PM by iDreams

2 MrAHR17th Mar 2012 12:47:57 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Don't worry about it yet. Just do it.
Who cares about length? Just make your story as long or short as it needs to be told.

Though with the decompressed nature of manga compared to American comics, that seems more like the length of a single chapter.

edited 17th Mar '12 12:55:55 PM by CrystalGlacia

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4 chihuahua017th Mar 2012 01:07:53 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Yes, manga chapters in Shonen are usually twenty-two pages, but I think you can get away with an one-shot with only sixteen.

What are you thinking of submitting this to?

edited 17th Mar '12 1:08:30 PM by chihuahua0

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Well I don't know, do you have any ideas?
6 MrAHR17th Mar 2012 05:48:30 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Dark Horse, Vertigo, Marvel, DC, Tokyo Pop...
7 YamiiDenryuu18th Mar 2012 11:36:54 AM from You know, that place , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
I thought Tokyo Pop died...
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8 MrAHR18th Mar 2012 11:39:54 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Oh, so they did. Damn.
9 burnpsy18th Mar 2012 05:49:43 PM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
The average manga chapter for a weekly serialization is 17-19 pages, but the first three chapters have extra pages to set things up (IIRC, 45, then ~30, then 23). Monthly hovers around 30 or 40, bi-monthly sticks around 12-19.

A volume generally has about 192 pages in total, and is generally the only route open to OEL manga.

One-shots generally have the same amount of pages as the first chapter of a new series, so about 45.

edited 18th Mar '12 5:52:23 PM by burnpsy

10 KyleJacobs21st Mar 2012 06:19:45 AM from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm , Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
If you're going to do something this short and don't want to throw it up online, I'd try to write a few more and put together some kind of anthology/sampler/whatever.
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