February 6th, 2018
by David Reddick
“Star Trek: The Manga” at Amazon
Today’s strip was actually inspired by some #StarTrek “chibi manga” I did for TOKYOPOP several years ago in their second “Star Trek: The Manga” collection. I was working for STARTREK.com at the time, where I created The Trek Life comic strip 3 times a week, and Tokypop asked me to contribute two pages. One was a chibi version of “The Trek Life,” and the other page was “The Red Shirts,” one strip of which is seen here!
And for the uninitiated, no worries, chibi manga is pretty specific to manga and anime… “chibi,” meaning “small” or “short” in Japanese slang, is a term used often in manga (comics)/anime (animation) to refer to a style of small characters with minimal detail. “Chibi” characters are often used to represent a “cute” version of characters.
Skip & Mike’s “chibi” versions in my sketchbook before publication…
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