The Fast & Furious Games of Drawing Comics!

“Mangaka is a keeper.…While I’m not a skilled artist, my kids and I love drawing and storytelling. Sharing the comics and laughing with each other’s jokes and drawing (or lack of drawing) skill was a great family experience.”—Ryan Hiller, Geekdad

“A hell of a lot of fun…Makes drawing and sharing comics with your friends a real joy and a hilarious competition.”—Jonathan Bolding, The Escapist

“It was one of the best games I ever played…It’s super cool!”—Jadah, 8th grader

Cartooner & Mangaka (designed by Jason Bradley Thompson and Jumana Al Hashal) are a new experience in social drawing games. It is a game that combines storytelling and drawing. It is like Once Upon a Time plus Pictionary with story prompts that are inspired by popular and quirky comics themes and trends.

This epic drawing battle game lets everyone experience the thrill of creating and sharing their own stories in comics format with nothing more than stick figures!

While this is a game about drawing, it’s not just a game where the best artist wins. Your strategy and ability to adapt fast will matter much more. Points are awarded for strategy and following the rules not artistic ability.

However, if you are an artist, it is undeniable that Cartooner can be a great companion for you as well especially when looking for inspiration for #Inktober or an Instagram #dailysketch or your next #24hourcomicsday, we designed a solo mode just for that.

With literally hundreds of thousands of possible combinations of story prompts, you’ll never run out of ideas. Both games were generously funded by Kickstarter backers, then picked up for distribution by our friends at Japanime Games. Each game features 52 Trend Cards and 136 Theme Cards. Either one can be played as a standalone game, or combined with its partner for a whopping 104 Trends and 272 Themes!

Try it for yourself today!



  • 1 to 8 players
  • 45-90 minutes (based on number of players)
  • ages 12 and up

Check it out on Boardgamegeek