Make Yourself Manga
As anyone who follows the Twitter feeds, Facebook profiles and various other online extensions of comic creators has probably noticed today, the newest meme circulating through the comics scene is Face Your Manga — a website that allows you to create your own "manga" avatar.
As Michael Pinto points out over on Fanboy.com, the art actually isn’t very manga-like… but it’s still a fun little diversion. I’ve posted the manga-fied version of myself here. What do you think?
The website has caught on particularly well with the webcomics set, with manga versions of many well-known creators popping up around the ‘Tubes. Here are a few I’ve come across:
- Jon Rosenberg of Goats
- Rene Engström of Anders Loves Maria
- Scott Kurtz of PvP
- David Malki of Wondermark
- Paul Southworth of Ugly Hill
- Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content (who also remarked "I’m not sure what’s more sad, that I really do look like that or that it didn’t have enough piercing options for me.")
- Brad Guigar of Evil Inc.
There are lots more out there, so just look around and see what you can turn up.
The most interesting thing about this to me is that so many talented creators who are capable artists on their own have become enamored with the site. As Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties remarked earlier today: "Draw your own darn icons, you incredibly capable people. Those B.S. generators are for kids…"
… but then again, maybe that’s why we enjoy ’em so much.