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I wanted to thank you. I ap­plied to art school in the UK and al­though I was ac­cepted, I couldn’t go. It was too ex­pen­sive and the tu­tor who in­ter­viewed me shocked me. My style of work back then was mostly manga-based, and al­though I was told I was “clearly very handy with a pen­cil,” I was also in­formed that “manga isn’t ac­cepted here as a form of art,” and they “see this sort of work a lot and it is such a shame”. I was more than a lit­tle an­noyed. Not only were they ob­vi­ously wrong, they’d in­sulted some­thing I’ve loved since I saw my first manga book in 1996!

A few days later my fi­ancé spotted your spe­cial manga and anatomy is­sues, and I set to im­prov­ing my­self with your help. My art has gone from sim­ple and life­less to some­where where I think this could end up be­ing a liv­ing for me. I could see the im­prove­ment ev­ery few pieces of work and I couldn’t have done it with­out all of you. I’m also pleased to say that my 11-month-old daugh­ter is al­ready lov­ing IFX. I’m sure she’ll be a sub­scriber when she’s older! Ni­cola, via email Claire replies Ni­cola, it’s lovely to hear that we have helped you get back on track with your art, but it re­ally isn’t all down to us! It’s your per­se­ver­ance to im­prove and to con­tinue cre­at­ing that has paid off. We can’t take the credit for that. By the way, my daugh­ter (22 months) is lov­ing draw­ing, too. Maybe they’ll be­come fu­ture cover art stars?

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We may have given Ni­cola some pointers, but her art is en­tirely down to her own hard work!

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