Great, now I have a hater spamming on my threads here
Fakku doesn't sell doujins. Fakku sells volumes and digital magazines of original content, of which they have a contract with the publisher(Wani) in Japan and close contact with the artists of the sold volumes, even as far as having some artists doing original artwork for merchandise for them (like the skateboards) and bringing those artists to Cons in the USA
You are either really misinformed or just outright lying.
Then , you're right on the point that I am , indeed , ill-misinformed about this as I'm basing this off resources from early 2014 (I don't really bothered with the site ever since the block's in place) & never revised it ever since . I stand corrected as I usually do , but only if I'm given facts that I can rely on in the future . Every post & points I made is up for questioning , but don't go labeling me as a 'hater' immediately just because I decided to drop posts on your threads after a very long hiatus . It's the few thread that were still active in this particular sub-forum which I know would get some sort of response to mark my brief activeness here (I can't be online too regularly) . So , instead of jumping straight to conclusion on a whim , assume that this person (like me) do not know the real & current facts about this & present them prove to disapprove their thoughts & for this case , mine .
Yes , before this , the information I had about Fakku drew a conclusion that they're being shoddy & that as an artist myself , had no respect for artists who worked hard just to put food on their dinner table only to earn nothing , thanks to free content & illegal sales of their product , just like most sites on the internet . If anything , I hold a slight grudge for Fakku & it's no different for a good lot of other sites as well . I know pretty well just how difficult it is to stay alive in Japan , so seeing this happening disheartened me lots & made me slightly mad .
Now , I clearly see Fakku's goal but if you ask me , it's too late by a good year or two . As of now , I'll keep my optimism & see where it goes . Yes , I took my time looking up to it after receiving your reply , but it would've helped if you disprove me formally instead of giving me such a snarky reply .
The thing about Fakku is strictly personal opinion & has little to do with this - about your decision on publishing via Fakku that hosts 18+ material when your work isn't rated 18+ . If any , in addition to the issue stated above , you should know very well the nature of sites hosting pornographic materials . Why not sites like Amazon , Smackjeeves or Tapastic ?
1-Because Fakku has the best volumes printing in the west. Unlike viz and other publishers they keep it identical to the japanese release, which means color pages, good paper, same size, identical cover, posters and whatever the japanese release has.
https://www.google.c...ese manga books
I have a major bookstore downtown that I visit once in a while that sells both Japanese original & English translated ones as well & I'm pretty sure I'll find American based publishers that of Viz as well (I know there's Dark Horse's & Yen Press's products sold there) . I don't see any difference in quality , graphic novel & regular manga alike , both low-end & high-end , posters etc. . For additional information , in my country , locally printed mangas & graphic novels also exudes the same quality as the Japanese counterpart .
If this is about the standard prints quality for hi-end mangas , it's the same for all & it's the same for almost everything else as well .
2- Perhaps the more important fact for me, is that with Fakku I have complete creative liberty, something no published artist has in other publishers.
So do most other major publishers . Look harder .
3- I see great potential in Fakku and the founder is a really cool and nice guy. They are still growing and ambitious.
Does this even matter when it comes to your reason (again) on posting a non 18+ work in a 18+ oriented site ?
In the future , if you want to convince me or anyone else that they're wrong , show us the facts . Not personal opinion & not with a remark of a typical bigot on the internet (not to offend you , just to remind you) . It's not going to help in keeping a productive conversation , only fueling the flame (which I'll back off from it & let the opposition have the win) .
Edited by DeAngelus, 27 December 2015 - 09:02 PM.