The King of Balls
My second manga project has quite an interesting story.
At the same moment I was publishing my indie project, RPR, third and last volume, I received e-mails from a couple of publishers.
They were interested in publishing a RPR omnibus. Problem is, I was not. RPR is my personal project and I think I will never be able to sell its publishing rights to anyone.
But the fact was, RPR was done, and I was on the market.
I noticed that one of the publisher I knew, Mangasenpai, was searching for an artist. There was this project in his mind, and this atypical shonen character he was really interested in. The story was already there, but I had to take care of the storytelling and everything visual, from the cover to the inside pages.
I was searching for a new manga project, something that could be interesting and that could be some sort of experimenting field for a new style, so I hopped in.
This first story arc is almost 400 pages, and believe me when I say that that amount of pages is a real massacre.
But the moment you have the volume in your hand is the moment when every pain, every suffering, every struggle... everything makes sense,
I couldn't do what I do without that moment.
The King Of Balls (2020)
story: Fabrizio Francato
storytelling, art & screentones: me