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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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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 )
MadRatBird Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The whole thing was just wonderful. Fantastic job. :).
Live-Jackson Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Hayao Miyazaki is one of the greatest voices currently in the world. Also, this comic is extremely well done, easy fave!
PandoraLewis Mar 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like it :heart:
gimpearl Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Well deserved DD! This is brilliant.
Litle-Noa Mar 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice work :)
Loonaki Mar 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Aww, yes, this got a DD! Very well deserved! Congrats. :]
Yeah I saw this on tumblr too, it's really good to know who the artist is now! I fell in love with all the pages when I first saw it, glad you've gotten recognition for it via the DD too. :clap:
styrecat Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Saw this on tumblr, beautiful!
JessicaRohr Mar 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
He has an excellent philosophy. :nod: That's why his movies are so awesome.
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