VIZ Media Opens Portfolio Reviews For Their New VIZ Originals Imprint


Get your talents published.

If you ever wanted to get your work officially published, whether its your artistic work or your stories, VIZ Media takes their VIZ Originals imprint to the next level by inviting aspiring artists and writers to apply for portfolio reviews taking place at some of North America’s biggest pop culture shows.

The VIZ Originals imprint features English-language creator-owned graphic novel content for a global market, and is committed to supporting independent artists and helping them execute their creative visions.

VIZ Originals portfolio review sessions will be led by Executive Editor, Fawn Lau, and will be present in the following 2019 conventions:

  • Toronto Comics and Arts Festival - May 11-12
  • Anime Central - May 17-19
  • Anime Expo - July 4-7
  • Comic-Con - July 17-21
  • New York Comic Con - October 3-6
  • Anime NYC - November 15-17.

You must be at least 18 years old to and registered attendee of the convention to participate. VIZ Originals portfolio review appointment does not include show admittance. Make sure to complete the online form at viz.com/originals

Make sure your portfolio features the following to give Viz Media the best idea of your talents and the scope of your work:


  • Samples of sequential works that best highlight your art style and storytelling
  • Best works that showcase composition, character expressions, and scene details
  • Include finished pieces, not only sketch or concept work
  • Include original character art pieces – some fan work is acceptable


  • Samples of sequential works that highlight writing and story development
  • Samples and lists of creative writing work – prose and fan work is acceptable

Check out more information on the VIZ Originals imprint here.

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