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BassKuroi



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:18 pm Reply with quote
Japan manga industry should update their technology: scan originals in high resolution and ftp it to a server...
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:24 pm Reply with quote
Or at the very very least use a responsible courier service instead of just shoving the manuscript in the corner mailbox.
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LaughingElbow



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:27 pm Reply with quote
BassKuroi wrote:
Japan manga industry should update their technology: scan originals in high resolution and ftp it to a server...


But if they became overly reliant on that, it would be catastrophic if the artist had an outage in their area.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:31 pm Reply with quote
BassKuroi wrote:
Japan manga industry should update their technology: scan originals in high resolution and ftp it to a server...


They are already doing it in sj
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lys



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:33 pm Reply with quote
Do you actually know someone "just shoved the manuscript in the corner mailbox"? I think even a responsible courier service has the chance for some kind of mishap.

A manga artist may not have the tools or time at his disposal to scan every piece of artwork to submit it to the publisher. It's more efficient to have that equipment (and someone trained for the process) right in the publisher's office to take care of the multiple manga manuscripts to be printed each month/week. (also it sounds like this was background art, not finished pages, so I guess it was something drawn by an assistant/background artist working remotely?)
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EightValleys



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:37 pm Reply with quote
lost in the mail he says? hhhm suspicious.
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Lemonchest



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:42 pm Reply with quote
Next week: Chinese men arrested for uploading unpublished Kingdom manuscript to sadpanda.
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BassKuroi



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:01 pm Reply with quote
LaughingElbow wrote:
BassKuroi wrote:
Japan manga industry should update their technology: scan originals in high resolution and ftp it to a server...


But if they became overly reliant on that, it would be catastrophic if the artist had an outage in their area.


Well, then you don't rely on that too much too. Rolling Eyes

Spotlesseden wrote:
They are already doing it in sj


What is sj?
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Aquamine-Amarine



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:02 pm Reply with quote
Or, you know, they could use a fax machine?

If the mangaka is drawing their entire manuscripts digitally and not using any traditional tools, can't they just stick the files in an email or send them digitally in some way?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:05 pm Reply with quote
Fax is abysmally poor quality, and very lossy. Not at all a good technology for sending anything apart from text.
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Seska1973



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:08 pm Reply with quote
With a bit of Money to help remember where the Order got lost, would be alrighty?

Perhaps it gone up in flames to be an lighter for someones cigars? or it was used to cut Onions at home? or got used in some public toilet without paper?

So many possibilities.. Smile

of course this was on the funny side
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Gasero



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:13 pm Reply with quote
This sounds like a problem that could have easily been solved by digital technology. If the digital doesn't work then the physical should be the backup - not the other way around.
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:25 pm Reply with quote
Lemonchest wrote:
Next week: Chinese men arrested for uploading unpublished Kingdom manuscript to sadpanda.


(I know you're just joking, but) Luckily it's only the background art.
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Tanteikingdomkey
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:39 pm Reply with quote
Kougeru wrote:
Lemonchest wrote:
Next week: Chinese men arrested for uploading unpublished Kingdom manuscript to sadpanda.


(I know you're just joking, but) Luckily it's only the background art.

Hey no fair I wanted to be the one to post that joke or at the very least respond to it. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:11 pm Reply with quote
Not all publishers are going to be operating with the same level of technology. Many manga authors are operating out of small apartment sized studios with minimal equipment. Some have even commented on having to use the copier at a local convenience store. They are likely to be located all around the country.

Trying to upgrade all those to a single level of technology would be a nightmare. It is likely beyond the financial capacity of some publishers. Not all authors are successful to warrant the expense of a high capacity line. They likely do not necessarily want to be tied to a single publisher.
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