I’m going to make an English version of my Yaoi/slash comics while I live in the U.S but some of them are explicit. Ok, I almost gave up to print fan books dealing with RPS such as Hiddlesworth because it’s risky (I’ll keep posting them online, though).
As for explicit comics, Doujinshi have some restrictions on contents in Japan but I know the condition in the U.S. is more strict than it is in my country. I won’t draw teenagers (at least my characters don’t look like teenagers), the people I’d draw are original characters, but I want to make it clear. Can I draw explicit sex scenes in comics and print them and sell them as long as I won’t sell them to children? (Just in case, I live in California.)
Are there anyting I should know in advance? If you have some information, please send a message to me. I would really appreciate it!
Thank you so much guys, for the useful and thoughtful advice. Some of them even have an experience in attending Yaoi Con or making fan books (doujinshi) in the U.S :) I need to search for more information about it by myself.
I have some more questions but I’ll post them next time<3
I’m gonna go to Yaoi Con which will be held on Sep 12-14 in San Francisco (where I live now). I registered and I applied as an artist (It had already been closed so I guess I’m on their waiting list now).
I know all about doujinshi event in Japan but I only went to a small Comic Con once this year, so I have many questions.
For example, is it common that artists sell their creations related to movies/comics/TV series which don’t belong to them? What would happen to me if I sold Hiddlesworth comics!?
We have a lot of printing houses which are specialized for doujinshi in Japan but what about in the U.S.? Besides, most of Japanese Manga are drawn in black and white. Do I have to get use to draw comic with color?
As for Yaoi Con, I’m not sure if Yaoi fans get used to realistic drawing style, like mine. Would it be difficult to get attention if you don’t draw in Manga-ish style? (ok, would it be waste of time to attend it?)
If you have any opinion, please send a message to me (comments on this post would be appreciated but I can’t reply to you).
Thank you for reading this. <3
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