The Creator of the Second Dimension - Chapter 313
Chapter 308 .Away from Home
“Does that often come to the second floor… Sister Ruoxuan?”
With sharp eyes, Wu Hongyan first saw Li Ruoxuan who was sitting in the coffee shop against the glass wall and was talking to a foreign girl.
Li Ruoxuan often came to phantom movie animations. Over time, even newcomers like Wu Hongyan knew about the editor, but she hasn’t been here since May, and seeing her in England now surprised the two of them.
The discussion between Li Ruoxuan and the other party seemed to have come to an end. She stood up and shook hands with the other party. The young girl who seemed to be young then left the cafe, leaving Li Ruoxuan alone.
“Really, she has come to English too?”
Lin Shuyi had never heard of these things, so she was very surprised at the moment.
After thinking about it, they went into the coffee shop and said hello.
Li Ruoxuan was a little surprised by the appearance of the two, but did not appear surprised.
“I said hello to Brother Anyuan before, and I am going to help you catch the wind tomorrow.”
She explained that as the main person in charge of the new front-line media in Europe, Li Ruoxuan basically often flies around here, and Li Ruoxuan was naturally contacted during the phantom movie’s trip to England.
“Sister Ruoxuan, was that manga author just now?”
Wu Hongyan asked quite mysteriously.
“Well, yes, she needs to work during the day, and only has time to discuss the storyboard at night.”
Li Ruoxuan has a file bag in her hand, which must contain some comic materials.
“The editorial department on the English side has just been established, and I have been staying here to maintain the author for the past month.”
“I don’t know what the comics drawn by the people here are like.”
Wu Hongyan muttered to herself, of course she knew that Li Ruoxuan, as an editor, could not show the author’s manuscript or storyboard to outsiders.
“If you are interested, you can check out our magazine.”
Li Ruoxuan took out a magazine from the bag behind him. Compared with Huaxia’s small folio, the comics here have a larger open page, almost the size of A4 paper. Wu Hongyan looked at the cover in English and suddenly felt a strange feeling. .
Several Chinese people were discussing English comics in English cafes, and there seemed to be something wrong.
Wu Hongyan can see that this is the second issue of the magazine.
Turning on the page, she saw several familiar names. It was obvious that these were the English versions of the most popular works of “Monthly Youth Frontline”, which even included “Music Girl”, and it was directly a college chapter.
But the difference is that the entire magazine uses color pages. The first time I saw the colored “Music Girl” college story, Wu Hongyan felt a different flavor. She turned it over and found that they were mostly English works. There are two short stories written by Kai Guoren.
“People in Europe prefer to read on the Internet. Before, most of them read pirated translations of the English translation group. The company weighed it up, so the progress of the comics started recently, while the previous content was released. You can pay to read it on the official website.”
Li Ruoxuan explained that the promotion of legalization is always a problem. For readers who are used to piracy, it is not that simple to get them to pay immediately, and if they take tough measures like Tomato Video, it is likely to be counterproductive. , Which obstructed the advancement of legalization.
Therefore, the new frontline media is now divided into two routes. The first is the Englishization of well-known comics, and the second is to train local cartoonists. In fact, because Europeans and Americans prefer full-color comics, the style of comics here is also similar to that of China. It is different. If it is purely British, it is difficult to sustainably develop.
This is also the result of Li Ruoxuan’s investigation after coming over.
“It feels more realistic.”
Lin Shuyi took a look at the two short stories. The style of painting was tough. Compared with the cute style, it was more like the realistic style of the oil painting texture of “Bloodborne: Curse”.
Excellent color comics require a lot of energy to color. Generally, in China, only the first page of each issue will be in full color, and one month’s notice is required.
For example, the full-color comics in the overseas version of “Monthly Youth Frontline” are not actually drawn by the author himself, but are painted in a more reliable outsourcing studio. After the original author specifies the color himself, the studio performs the coloring. Coloring, and then returning it to the original author for confirmation, is more like an animation coloring creation method.
This kind of coloring is faster, but it is impossible to get as fine as the original.
At the same time, color comics can conceal the problem of painters to a certain extent. Lin Shuyi carefully reads these comics, more or less flaws in shadows and lines, but the impact of color can make people see the picture at first glance. Ignore these issues at the time, in a sense, it is more suitable for novice creation.
Of course, in the hands of everyone in the comics, the impact of color comics is definitely stronger, but it seems unrealistic to let these just starting comics newcomers draw that level.
“It’s really hard work. I have to work at this late hour.”
Wu Hongyan flipped through the cartoon, feeling a little bit emotional.
It’s almost ten o’clock in the evening. Normally it should be the time to rest at home, but Li Ruoxuan still has to communicate with the author, which is really hard.
“In fact, I am also very happy to see these creators here who are slightly clumsy but persistent. Although everyone has different languages, they have the same heart to create interesting stories.”
Li Ruoxuan finished the black tea in the cup.
“I have neither the talent for storytelling nor the talent for drawing, but I really like animation and comics, so I chose this kind of work. I just want to move closer to my dream. Now I look at these ignorant creations. I can’t be lazy if the person works so hard.”
It was late The three chatted again, and Li Ruoxuan drove the two back to the hotel in the car of the magazine.
At night, Lin Shuyi took a shower and was wearing pajamas. He glanced at Wu Hongyan, who was already exhausted and slept on the bed, and smiled helplessly.
She came to the balcony, looked at this exotic city gradually falling into sleep in the light, and felt the air different from Huaxia. Suddenly, a little inspiration burst into her heart.
“In “Your Name”, when Ye switched his body to Long, did he look at the strange city in the same way?”
As a girl who grew up in a small country town, she was full of longing for a big city. When she came to Ningjiang, did she have similar feelings? Will she think of her hometown?
Many emotions emerged in her heart, and Lin Shuyi took out her mobile phone and kept recording her thoughts.
When the recording was finished, she suddenly had some enlightenment, and she understood why Xu Rui would let herself come to England with it. This was not only a honing of skills, but also an insight into her mood.