A famous Japanese actress Yoko Maki has announced that She’s going to take part in comic market 93 as a seller. But many fans of Comic Market condemned for her participation. Finally she made a statement on her Facebook account that she won’t join Comic Market 93.
Comic Market is the most famous self-published comic book convention in Japan. Generally sellers create their self-published books and pay for the expenses by themselves. But Yoko Maki tried to gather 80,000 dollars for creating her photo book from Japanese cloud finding site CAMPFIRE and hire a photographer and an interviewer with the donation.
These behaviors made normal publishers and people who love Comic Market angry. There are commercial sellers though, Comic Market is usally considered as a place that people can share what they like in the range of hobby. That’s why some sellers sometimes go into red. As of collecting money in the cloud finding site CAMPFIRE and tring hire professhonal staffs, she will never be in deficit and it considered just business.
Recently some celebrities attended Comic Market but they investigated what is Comic Market and begged for help from experienced sellers. But in case of Yoko Maki, she suddenly announced her participation on Twitter.
Lack of knowledge and consideration, respect against Comic Market caused flaming on her SNS account and resulted in not joining Comic Market 93 and expressing apology on her Facebook account. Some people says there might be no flaming if she didn’t use cloud finding site.
She has decided no to attend Comic Market 93 but she’s still asking donation on cloud finding site CAMPFIRE. She’s going to publish her photo book just as planned. It has been collecting 40,000 dollars as of August 28th 2017.