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Need a manga artist but don’t know how to start? This article will give an example of a manga artist job description and what factors to consider when hiring the best manga artist for your business.

What Is a Manga Artist?

A manga artist, also known as a mangaka, is an artist who specializes in drawing pictures for manga. Manga can be considered akin to Japanese comic books.

Unlike Western-style comics, manga from Japan are usually bound like a typical book, with hundreds of pages per volume primarily printed in black and white. Though there is a wide variety of drawing styles, the art in manga is usually much more finely detailed than Western comic books, and the content can be aimed at a variety of age groups, from young children to adults.

Example of a Manga Artist Job Description

This section will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a manga artist. 

The Job Overview

We are seeking a manga artist to create a manga storyboard that will be printed in a serial manga and promotional material that will help us sell our products.

As a manga artist, you will be expected to take the storyboards, possibly for an anime, and create high-quality art for each scene. This will involve creating hundreds of pages of art per manga volume. We are looking for someone with a talent for creating manga who can draw a manga storyboard that is both engaging and attractive.

Responsibilities

Below are some of the responsibilities a manga artist is expected to take on in their position:  

  • Create characters and settings
  • Draw in a variety of styles to tell the story
  • Use different perspectives and shots to make the manga more interesting
  • Create a script for the story and determine the page count
  • Draw rough sketches and refine them
  • Make changes to the script when necessary
  • Edit the story and ensure that everything is consistent
  • Make sure that the final version is well presented
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a manga artist:

  • High school diploma and experience in the fine arts, graphic design, character design, art styles, or any related fields; enrollment in or certification from art school a plus
  • Ability to work long hours
  • Ability to draw in a variety of styles
  • Ability to handle criticism
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong work ethic
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