Portfolio Reviews

First time in a portfolio review? Learn what to bring to showcase your talent!

By VIZ Media October 09, 2023

If you are a manga-inspired creator interested in publishing with VIZ, the portfolio review is a great opportunity for you to meet the editors and get feedback on your creative work. Imagining amazing stories and honing your artistic skills can take time and we want to encourage you to get to the next level.

Portfolio Guidelines

To give us the best idea of your talents, this is what we’d like to see in your portfolios:


  • 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 okay


  • Samples of sequential works that best highlight your writing and story ideas
  • List your creative writing work – prose and fan work is okay
  • VIZ Originals can only consider writing samples in English at this time

We have no portfolio reviews currently scheduled. Check back soon for our next portfolio review sign up opportunity. You MUST be at least 18 years old. If the show requires registration, you must already be a registered attendee to get into the event.

Portfolio Review Process

Due to limited time, we may not be able to see everyone who wants to participate. The more samples from our guidelines that you can provide, the better the chance we can schedule you in for a portfolio review! If you are scheduled for a session, it will be conducted in English and you can expect it to take a maximum of 15 minutes. We are not able to take any story pitches during portfolio review sessions, so please keep that in mind when preparing your portfolio.

You will be notified as to whether you have been selected at least one week before the event starts. If you miss an event, stay tuned for our next appearance to try again, or take advantage of our Submission Portal!

We hope to see you soon!