I'm Xyncomix, a manga ,comicstrip, concept artist, On AMA you can help decide what's on my project priority list. I also accept commissions on request if you ring. If you want to know more, you're free to ASK ME ANYTHING!

Jan 12, 2018

Basically I wish to share with you my work, mostly mangas, comics, concept designs. Since I have a lot of different ideas, I'd love to listen to your opinions and put them into consideration in my projects, but I will prioritize my patrons concerning the final decisions ^_^: https://www.patreon.com/Xyncomix

Current projects

1) Akuma Tenchi

Akuma Tenchi, the manga, is about a knight,

you'll find barely a copper in his tights.

He meets young elf, innocent, but mysterious, 

What is she doing in the wild, all but serious?

There will be special feature in this story,

It's going to be interactive, you'll get some glory!

Because my audience gets some votes

to decide in what direction the story goes!



Also I got some new and old stories in mind,

to work after Akumas Tenchi's 1st chapter is refined.

One Is Upside Down, you can check for it on my blog(https://xyncomics.blogspot.com/),

I might add an extra chapter I had planned in long ago backlog.

Another is "Witch Queen", a one shot fantasy manga, about a witch

and a hunter, who finds himself in a ditch.

I also was caught by inspiration, called Alice Dee.

She's a girl who perceives people in a different degree.

They're all animals, what an odd affliction!

We will see what becomes of this little fiction.

3) Journey Quest

And last but not least, I'm currently also obsessed

with the great webseries Journey Quest!

So many ideas leapt at me, I cannot help,

but draw all kind of fanart, get ready, YELP!

You can check out more information on my projects: patreon.com/Xyncomix/posts?tag=Projects

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Of course, if you like my art, I also accept commissions. :3

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Have you published any of your comic books?

Jan 12, 2:17PM EST0

Most of them are available online for free, since I originally just pursued comics as a hobby. There are some printed versions of my oneshots, but only in german, as part of the anthology "A Story To Tell". If you wish to know more, go ahead and ask ^_^.

Jan 12, 2:59PM EST0

Do you have any completed manga or comic series?

Jan 12, 1:53PM EST0

Yes,one is Upside Down(100page+), but only in german. I published that one online. I got a couple of chapters translated to english, if you like to check it out. If there is a sufficient request for translate the whole story to english, it's something I could set as a patreon goal: xyncomics.blogspot.de/search/label/Upside%20Down.

I've also published a couple of oneshots, some of them printed in an anthology in germany. If you want more information on those, you can ask ahead. I have some also published on my blog: xyncomics.blogspot.de. A lot of my old work is published there. By now I'm a bit embarassed by my old work, but it might give you an impression of my progress as an artist ^_^.

Jan 12, 2:56PM EST0

What is your greatest challenge as a comic artist?

Jan 12, 12:24PM EST0

comic artist... Hmm, depends on what part of it.

I always divide my skills into storytelling skills and artistic skills.

In case of storytelling, I think the greatest challenge is for me to tell a story without relying on text. Like In my story "Upside Down" (xyncomics.blogspot.de/2011/04/upside-down-chapter-i.html). Back then I tried out a new way of storytelling, when the text sometimes tells a story different from what is seen in the panels/pictures. Example: the mood of the text is heavy, but the pictures show lighthearted scenes or the other way around. And I often just drop hints at what is really going on only through the visual part. In a way I tried telling the story from two perspectives at once. I think if I were to redraw the story, I could do everything better, but it would still be a great challenge to unify two perspectives without making it too confusing for my readers. 

And concerning my artistic skills, I think my greatest challenge is painting, which I mostly need for cover art. And probably drawing details and accessories, weapons or backgrounds. But I think I'll overcome that part, as soon as I get to draw them more in my stories.

*laughs* I can think of a lot of other things I consider challenging as an artist, so it really depends on what I need to draw the most and have the least experience in.


Jan 12, 12:49PM EST0

When did you start drawing?

Jan 12, 11:29AM EST0

around 20 years ago ! At least if you count doodling unicorns, anime and random stuff during school lessons and at home as drawing ^_^.

Jan 12, 11:51AM EST0

What does comics and manga mean to you? What was life before manga?

Jan 12, 8:58AM EST0

there was no life without manga/comics!

On a more serious note: Since I grew up in an environment that was judgemental towards artists as a job, I did a lot of other stuff before pursuing this as a career. But it never felt like I was doing something with purpose. Like floating with the wind. 

So you could say I consider mangas/comics and writing the purpose of my existence :3. 

Jan 12, 10:04AM EST0

Are you willing to sell your manga stories?

Jan 12, 8:13AM EST0

Yes, for a fair price.

Although I'd also love to keep one project open to interacting with my audience. I'd love to see what a story would be like, in which I try to have you a voice in what direction the manga goes.

Jan 12, 8:18AM EST0

What is the first thing you would do with funds for your manga?

Jan 12, 5:20AM EST0

Drawing more manga!!!

Or get more equipment to speed up my work process. I still work with a wacuom intuos but I assume I could work a lot faster with a wacom cintiq.

Jan 12, 8:16AM EST0
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How many mangas have you written? Do you have plans to write more?

Jan 12, 5:01AM EST0

So far I only completed one 100+ page manga online and a couple of one shots, but yes, I intend on writing a looot more.

And yes, I do plan to write more. I have so many ideas I doubt I can draw all of them by myself in my lifetime. I do sometimes play with the thought of looking for another willing artist to work with so I can get a lot more done. 

Jan 12, 8:14AM EST0

Are you willing to animate your manga?

Jan 11, 7:17PM EST0

animating as in animating it myself? I did  have a look at animation before. But I just tried some very basic stuff. Enough to know I would need time to study software and basic animation before I could come up with something decent. And I'm not sure if I have the time to first study and then actually animate this by myself AND also work on the comics. 

If I had someone else willing to help me animate, that'd be a different issue, though ^_^

Jan 12, 8:10AM EST0

How many years have you been drawing?

Jan 11, 4:33PM EST0

As a hobby? 20 years! But during my school days I did not actually really know what I was doing XD.

Jan 11, 5:31PM EST0

Do you produce manga full time?

Jan 11, 2:55PM EST0

No, currently I spend a lot of my time to get my work out there and promote. Also I switch between different projects to find out what people want me to work on :3. And not all of these projects are manga related. Like my illustration or comicstrip project.

Jan 11, 5:36PM EST0

Do you draw for other comic writers too?

Jan 11, 10:53AM EST0

I probably would if there was good synergy between me, the comic project and the writer. And of course it also depends on the conditions of the collaboration, if I could currently do it :3

I did collaborate with one author for a comic competition, and I wanted to work on doing a manga version for someone else story, but I could not juggle around both my studies and such a long term project at the time.

Although as a fun side project I do currently plan on illustrating a childrens' book for another author.

Jan 11, 2:32PM EST0
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Where do you source your storyline's inspiration?

Jan 11, 6:13AM EST0

The wind, the trees and the quiet murmuring of the wind... or the  trickling drops when I'm in the shower whisper to me of great tales.

But more often my inspiration comes from being inspired by other peoples' stories, real or fiction... or frustration with a story that left me unsatisfied.

Once I get the idea for a plot and the characters, the rest is like problemsolving. And messing with the characters. Which is surprisingly fun.

Jan 11, 2:19PM EST0

Which market are your comics and manga targetting at?

Jan 10, 6:22AM EST0

Most of my mangas are aimed at young adults/adults. I have a tendency to go for action, fantasy, supernatural and mystery. I do not aim to limit any of my works down to a particular gender group though. I do have some ideas for romance comics as well, but that genre is a bit of a challenge for me (Maybe cause I do not like using clichee romance schemes and try to come up with something new. Which is hard to do since well... there's so much romance out there already ^_^).

The comic strip series Alice Dee I got planned on the other side will be aimed at people of all ages though, who like humoristic work and animals!

Jan 10, 8:40AM EST0

Are you the only one who does all the production of the manga?

Jan 10, 1:04AM EST0

Yes, I currently do produce everything by myself :3. Although the original idea was inspired by someone else's RPG character bios( no worries, I got permission to run with it as I wish), I am the one who gets to write, script, give the characters a world to interact with and draw everything. 

Since I do everything by myself, sometimes I get curious though what it'd be like to coproduce a manga with someone else though :3.

Jan 10, 4:45AM EST1

Is Akuma Tenchi complete and publish-ready?

Jan 10, 12:48AM EST0

Well, since it is a work in progress it has not been completed yet. Since I wanted to try making this story an interactive project, in which my audience can occasionally influence in what direction the story goes, I kept the details of the story open.

However, it is possible that I might eventually publish and have it printed at some point, depending on how it works out as a project^_^. 

Jan 10, 4:38AM EST0
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How many issues are there in each of your comics?

Jan 9, 11:03PM EST0

Well if you talk about length and format, that is hard to say, because that depends on the comics. Currently I have only completed Upside Down, which I used to publish online a couple of years agi (100page, manga format, each chapter around 12 pages, 9 chapters)

But it really depends on what I work on, because every story demands a different length to be told in my opinion.(Although currently I would not plan anything longer than 6 standard manga volumes.)

If you were asking about issues in the sense of what problems I face, ASK ME ANYTHING AGAIN ^_^

Jan 10, 4:32AM EST0

What influences your ideas for the comics?

Jan 9, 6:41PM EST0

I read a lot of different books, afterall I used to study literature and philosophy, which is a great source for ideas. And I also get influenced by movies and comics, and even games, at times.

Amongst all these medias what might influence my storytelling the most are those stories, that put a bit of a fantastic spin to reality, presented like two equally valuable perspectives of viewing the world. And to me that can be part of an idea :3.

On the other side, my inspiration for the content of my comics is influenced by pretty much everything. It can range from some philosophical idea I read about thoroughly to inspiration that hit me  while I was in the shower :P. Or just curiousity about something very trivial.

Jan 10, 4:22AM EST0

What does Alina Tenchi mean? Why use the name?

Jan 9, 12:37PM EST0

Akuma Tenchi is japanese and translated it means "Demon Angel". I did not really come up with that name, it used to be part of someone else's RPG character bio. I liked the sound of it, since it's intriguing, filled with premonition and hints at epic development :3 and you start wondering. Since you asked for its meaning, I suppose the title fulfilled its purpose of raising curiousity^_^. 

Jan 9, 1:16PM EST0

What makes Akuma Tenchi unique compared to any other character out there?

Jan 9, 11:54AM EST0

I'm afraid I can't answer that question too well without SPOILER alert. 

I can try to sum it up like this. The way she sees the world is at the start like a child's in her essence. And I think she has a lot of potential as growing and changing as a character in depth, because it's hard to say in what direction she will go. Most characters have some kind of ethic or characteristic that defines them, so they are often limited to delevoping in more specified directions. Akenchi on the other side is less defined than most characters because she almost starts from zero, because of the way she grew up.

I'm sorry to have to keep it so vague, but I cannot tell you more without giving away the story :3.

Jan 9, 12:08PM EST0
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