As expected, workaholic, hands-on artist Hayao Miyazaki has been staying busy. This week, Japanese public television network NHK’s profile show Professional presented a look at the revered anime director. After showing his legendary labor and attention to detail working on his final anime movie, The Wind Rises, they showed how his qualified “retirement” includes works on a Warring States era samurai manga.
In a seperate interview, long time producer Toshio Suzuki mentioned that Miyazaki is likely going ahead laboring on the manga without having been paid a manuscript fee.
So the rumors seem to be true! Miyazaki is indeed working on a new manga. Check out the link for more photos from the interview!
November is nearly here! To get ready, we’re taking a Road Trip to NaNoWriMo. On the way, we’ll hear from writers about how their cities can inspire your novel. Today, Carrie in Wichita, Kansas helps you stay focused :
It wasn’t until 2010 that I actually participated in a NaNoWriMo write-in. While I had done NaNo two years previously, it also wasn’t until 2010 that, not coincidentally, I won for the first time.
Most of us have heard that writing is a lonely business. The common mental picture of an author shows a sleep-deprived, over-caffeinated, stressed–out person desperately pounding away on their keyboard, surrounded by dirty dishes, empty take-out boxes and a very hungry pet quietly napping in the corner.