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Shonen King

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Creators Isaac Shapiro and Scott Ferguson proudly present this loving, fourth-wall-breaking parody of the world of shonen manga and shonen manga publishing.  Praised by an acclaimed comic writer, Kyle Higgins, “Very funny stuff!”

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Interview with Isaac Shapiro & Scott Ferguson

Isaac & Scott Ferguson‘s interview below and learn what you can expect from “Shonen King.”

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DL: -What inspired you to pursue writing Shonen King? Have you been involved in any activities concerning comic books? Was there perhaps a definite turning point in your life that led you here? Please provide specific examples.

Isaac: Scott and I have always been huge fans of shonen manga and always been looking to write our own sort of love letter/deconstruction of the genre. But we built our storyline around a kickstarter with an entire pilot chapter used as our launching point. I’ve written plays and done web series before and a lot of the fun of doing comics is, unlike low budget sketches or cheap theater, you can really just let you imagination fly without fear of actually having the means to pull off everything you imagine yourself. It’s a lot cheaper to get a drawing of an awesome fight scene or an epic space battle then it is to film or animate one. That’s the magic of comics and manga. There are no restrictions to what you can put on the page except what you can tell your artist to draw.

Scott: More or less. I don’t think there was a definitive turning point where I suddenly fell in love with anime and decided that my life’s work was going to focus on a parody of shonen battle manga featuring a guy who slaps people to death. That said, I think the turning point came when I finally decided I could brave publishing my work. I’m pretty sure that every writer has this terrible soul destroying seed of doubt in their mind. It’s a terrible fact of life. I’m still pretty sure I suck at this whole written words thing. But then, one day, I realized that I might suck at this, but other people are even worse at it than I am. That sounds terrible, but that was a huge confidence boost. It meant that as much as I suck at writing, that’s okay. There is someone worse out there, and at least I’m not that guy. And yes, there is a specific guy. Go read Felsic Current if you don’t believe me. I’ll wait.

 

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Price: $2.00
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Start: April 2015
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