Face Your Manga

Ok, this post is not really RPG related but it might be interesting to all you bloggers, forum users and in fact everyone who needs a digital representation of him- or herself aka an avatar.


Although I am quite happy with my current avatar, I am always looking for free avatar creators all over the net. Some time ago I stumbled upon a couple of avatars that I liked but I couldn’t find out which service was used to create them. Then I finally found the site I have been looking for: FaceYourManga.com!

So, what is your favorite avatar creation service? Or do you prefer “handcrafted” avatars? Please share your thoughts.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

4 thoughts on “Face Your Manga”

  1. I prefer to craft my own avatars, when I bother to assign one to myself (you might have seen my primary, and on the Giant boards I use a stylized replica of my primary PC), but when it comes to tossing together a customized human image, I'm likeliest to play with the Gaia-style avatar-maker at tektek.org. It's not near as good (or at all, really) for pose customizability as FaceYourManga, but there's a pretty decent range of garb and gear, and I've had fun playing with the background options. I often use it if I need to shorthand someone a character's image and don't have the time or the patience for a full picture.

    <abbr><abbr>Ravyns last blog post..No Character Is An Island</abbr></abbr>

  2. I normally make my own from pictures, or company logos if they apply. I had been wondering where the heck people got these style of avatars, so thanks.

    <abbr><abbr>Daniel M. Perez, The Gamer Travelers last blog post..Hiatus Ending</abbr></abbr>

  3. I use my face…. hahahahaha! Pretty cool site, I think a few other bloggers online use this service. All the guys from At-will has these kind of avatars, I think I've seen them a couple other places as well, can't remember which blogs though.

    <abbr><abbr>kaeosdads last blog post..Appendix Newb</abbr></abbr>

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