Indonesian Manga Artist Dedy Koerniawan Debuts in Web Manga Magazine

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Koerniawan draws Joze and the Magical Mansion manga in Webcomic Zenyon

The Silent Manga Audition contest revealed on Friday that Indonesian manga artist Dedy Koerniawan launched a manga titled Joze and the Magical Mansion (Joze to Mahō Yashiki) in North Star Pictures' Webcomic Zenyon web magazine on Friday. Koerniawan draws the manga based on storyboards by manga artist Mirai Mutsuhara.

Silent Manga Audition describes the manga:

Joze and the Magical Mansion tells the story of a young woman who, despite living a charmed life in her magical abode, longs to see what lies beyond the walls of her safe haven. When a traveling minstrel by the name of Dal comes knocking one day however, Joze struggles to keep her rampant curiosity in check…

Koerniawan is the second manga artist from the Silent Manga Audition's SMA MasterClass to debut in a Japanese manga magazine. Koerniawan previously submitted the "Let's Play" and "First Flight" manga to the competition.

The Silent Manga Audition highlights artists who draw short comics around the world in the style of manga. All entries in the competition are required to have no dialogue. The 11th and most recent Silent Manga Audition's deadline for submissions ended on March 31. The theme for this year is "Promise." Hojo has judged the audition every year since its start, and Fist of the North Star's Tetsuo Hara, Monthly Comic Zenon editor in chief Nobuhiko Horie, Yoroshiku Mecha-Doc's Ryūji Tsugahara, and Koroshi-ya Menkichi's Jun Tomizawa are joining him as the judges for this round.

Source: Press release

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