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Philosophy of Miyazaki Comic Page 1 by sapphiresky1410 Philosophy of Miyazaki Comic Page 1 by sapphiresky1410
Edit: Since this question has come up so much- no, these are not direct quotes from Miyazaki- I read, listened to, and and watched many, many interviews of Miyazaki, and the words in my comic are paraphrases/translations/simplified summaries of all of the notes that I took on the things that he said during the interviews. Due to the constraints of the assignment, I was challenged to find a way to word and present his whole philosophy in five short pages. I took careful, and much-considered artistic liberties when creating the narrative of this comic, and all decisions were made based upon the importance of maintaining cohesiveness between statements, so that Miyazaki's message and philosophy would be well-translated, and clearly understood through my comic.


For my visual narratives class we had to make a five page comic that told the story/a story of a famous person's life. I chose to do Hayao Miyazaki, and instead of doing a direct sroty about him, I chose to do a telling oh his philosophy about life- beliefs that he has gathered through his life and now incorporates into his movies.

The whole comic was done using ink- no pens, just nibs and brush, and all shaded was done with ink washes.

I had never used ink (besides micron pens) until now, so it was a bit daunting, but it turned out to be pretty fun!

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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-03-20
Suggester Said: "It's a really clean, simple comic with a really beautiful message. It's really lovely, and I was touched when i read it. It's so true- and I think it's something a lot of people need to remember." ( Suggested by Animus-Panthera and Featured by dust-bite )
WaIZuRii Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Writer
so much love

this is beautiful~
theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Methink the Grandfather of Manga, Ozamu Tesuka, would have maybe liked.
DestatiDreamXIII Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really good, you conveyed his concepts really well and your art is very detailed :)
moonbabe1989 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this so far! :heart:
charizfire Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
really like the comic. :)
you captured a message in five pages.
simple but meaningful.
DreamingOrAwake Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The whole comic is amazing. Wonderfully drawn, and so deep and thoughtful. So much wisdom.
I read the whole comic, and think it's wonderful :)
i-am-tsukiko Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
GASP! I'm gonna read this~!
oefremine Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
That's an very interesting and complete analyse, i've always been a Hayao Miyazaki's fan and i think you finally trully deserve your DD!!
Thanks a lot for what you've done, and for sharing this excellent comic with us!!

Euxiom Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
:iconlawooplz: This comic is awesome! And so is he! and so are you!
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