Making it happen

Inspirations Making it happen Richard Sakai Works of Stan Sakai His method Influence as a youth Manga vs. Comics Reading all sorts of comics Family’s acceptance Styles and influences Culture as a child Cultural influences

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Once I get the idea, the story’s not real until I write it down. Then I start off with doing an outline. My outlines are really loose; it might have snatches of dialogue, bits of action. It tells a coherent story, at least for me. From there, I would do thumbnail drawings; basically very small drawings where I would get a sheet of paper, 8 ½ by 11 sheet of paper, and do four rectangles. And each of those four rectangles would represent one page of artwork. And I would do little breakdowns, small little stick figures basically. And they’re called thumbnails because they’re very small, a little bigger than your thumb. And that would be my script.

Date: September 28, 2010
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Lynn Yamasaki, Maria Kwong
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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