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About DBM itself
Who are you?
French fans who don't draw for a living (yet).
Are you sponsored or backed-up by Toei, Jump, Namco, and/or Toriyama ?
But you're allowed to do that?...
...no. We could be if this was a parody (like is the well-known spanish Dragon Fall), but here, we'd need the copyright, and we will never get it.
But, as we don't sell this comic, there is no reason to stop us from making publicity to Dragon Ball :)
In japan, fan-comics like this one, named DÃ´jinshi, are very popular and numerous.
When will new pages come?
One new page each Wednesday and Sunday, 20:00 GMT.
Remaining time until next page is in "Read Comic" section.
You can also subscribe to the rss flow.
How many pages will there be?
The final number of pages in unknown. If we finish the story, it will certainly go as far as several hundreds.
Is there a paper version?
Is there an anime, will you do an anime?
Why do you hate DBGT so much?
Vegeta with a mustache man, A MUSTACHE!!!
How does Gogeta Jr draw?
Short answer: with a pencil and pen on paper (A3 format). He scans, then changes little things on photoshop.
Recently, he tried drawing directly on the computer with a graphic tablet.
With the draft, the penciling, inking, then scan and edits, one page takes two days.
What font is the text?
Where's the color?
No colors. Mangas are in black and white, excepts for special chapters and covers.
We're not looking for a colorist.
Does Gogeta Jr make 2 pages a week?
No. He usually makes 5-10 page drafts, then draws them. Pages are done "by pack". But on average, that's two pages a week. We can't do more.
How do you all work together?
Salagir, Gogeta Jr and Faye use Skype, irc, and anything else that works. We almost never see each other.
Translators and other helpers use online tools coded by Salagir.
Here is how a page is made:
G.Jr receives the text and sometimes a page setting from Salagir.
G.Jr draws a draft, to position the characters, the balloons, and see how it looks.
Salagir suggests edits if he sees some, and adapts his text, so it fits more the picture.
G.Jr draws the page (pencil and inking) on paper A3 format (more recently directly on computer), scans it and add parts on the computer.
The page is then sent to Salagir who puts the french texts, and creates the web export.
Faye gets the page and adds all the other languages (that the translator wrote through a webpage), she exports the pages and puts them online.
The server creates thumbnails, and at 20:00 make the pages visible.
How do you manage 10 languages?
Salagir coded a translation interface for optimizing the work.
As soon as he finishes the texts (after receiving the draft or
ink of G.Jr), he puts the french text in it, plus his translation to English.
The translators fill their language and the correctors for English and French fix Salagir's mistakes ;)
There is the translation of the comic's pages, but also the website pages, of misc. texts (chapter titles, user messages), pages of the mini-comic, news... translators have a lot of work, and thanks for the online tools, because I'm not copy-pasting from Word again.
No other languages will come out, except if a translation team contacts me. But as each language is a big work, I usually refuse suggestions, especially for languages not so talked.
How do you choose the fights?
Salagir answers: The matches are based on the dreamed fights I've seen online (forums, websites) these last ten years (NO NEED to suggest fights now), fanfics telling encouters, well, what I knew would please the readers.
I'm the only one to decide, but before that I "consult" my ideas and outcomes with friends who have a good look on DBZ and a critical mind (opposed to fanboys for example).
I also modify my choices depending on the story, because yes, I've got one.
Why a sequel to DBZ?
Salagir: For years I've written fanfics and have drawn comics, for the most part, about DBZ.
This sequel is just one of my works, but it's the one that worked the best.
As I often try to do fanfictions that are compatible with the original work, making a sequel gives me more liberties, and permits me to have characters at a good moment of the series, when all bad guys are known.
Gogeta Jr: Because that's the style that I'm the best in.
Salagir: I'm 28, I manage an I.T. company.
Gogeta Jr: I'm 23, and I'm unemployed.
Faye: People who think I'm a guy are wrong. Otherwise, I'm 23.
In order to know more, click on "The Authors"
Will you do a forum?
Comments section is just as good as a real forum.
Do you read our comments?
Salagir reads all French and English comments.
Gogeta Jr sometimes read French comments. He is very busy.
Translators may tell Salagir about interesting comments in their language. But it's not their job. The best way to be listened by Salagir is to mail him.
Salagir answers in English and French. If he didn't answer yours, frankly, don't try to ask again and again. Salagir also doesn't read SMS-style, insulting, and non-readable comments.
Will you add my character to DBM?
Want to see my drawings? Can you give me advice?
We're not teachers. Plus the internet is filled with tutorials and advices.
I can draw very well, and would like to participate to DBM
We're interested in you! Please mail Salagir with links to your drawings.
We'd like other cartoonists to join us, to draw alternative chapters telling the story of the other universes.
In insist on the "very well" part. If you don't have any experience in doing comics, don't bother.
Questions about DBM's story
Why are there several universes and how are they different?
First, there is an infinity of universes. They never touch each others, except in case of time travel and Vargas travel.
All the universes began by and indentical big band. And then, all happened the same in each universe. Exactly the same, with little details of difference.
Because of these details, many universes diverged from one to another, but even today, there are a lot of identical universes. Each divergence appeared in many universes as well.
Whenever an event may end in two possible ways, then there is divergence. It roughly means that half of the concerned universes go one way, the other half goes the other way.
Example, in 10000000000 universes "X" (identicals), Gohan is fighting Cell, and during the final Kameha... 5000000000 (identical) universes X1 see Cell winning, and 5000000000 (identical) universes X2 see Gohan winning. Later, the universes X1 will separate into other universes (we know only of them the universe named 17) and the universes X2 separate split into universes 4, 6, 16, 18 and 20 (among others).
Nota: I used here some 5000000000, but in fact, there is an infinite number of it: half of ∞, is ∞ (ask your math teacher). So like this, we never lack universes, and searching well, we can always find a universe (an infinity in fact) that's identical to ours.
And time travel?
When Trunks went back in time, he went into a universes identical to his, and in the past. Then he travelled back and forth between these two universes only. (of course, an infinity of Trunkcs did that).
Example: Trunks was in universe A, went back in time, which created a divergence in the past (but that work like any divergence). Are born A.1 (his universe whose past cannot be changed), and A.2 (the one "we know" where he kills Freeza).
(See diagrams explaining his travels in time - FRENCH).
The A.1 then became universes 12 (among others). And A.2 became universes X (among others), which means all of the others previously stated.
There will be a great tree-chart that will explain that in details, but not right now to avoid spoilers.
How do the Vargas find the entrants?
They have a "magic" detector telling them who are the strongest of the universe. This detector has no difficulty finding androids and beings that do not emit energy, but does not check the Other World, nor people that are unconscious, sealed by magic or Mafuba...
Sometimes, as seen with universe #6, the detector finds two groups, in which case the Vargas pick both.
The Vargas have visited hundreds of universes and sometimes found almost identical ones. They only invited the warriors when they saw an interesting difference.
Why is Broly so strong?
He's not the same Broly than in the movies (indeed, I give myself the right to change everything that's not from the manga).
Broly's "legendary" power causes his strength to be always increasing, as long as he is alive. Thus his power rises with each passing minute.
Our heroes have met Broly during an equivalent of Movie 8, and during an equivalent of Movie 10. Both times they barely succeeded in repelling him.
Can you tell us all the differences between all the universes and how it happened?
No, not in the FAQ.