A question was recently asked about anime/manga:
When discussing my art, particularly some of my graphic novel pieces, with several of my younger colleagues they have mentioned Manga. All they could say is that it is Japanese cartoon art and also mentioned Anime.
Is there any specific definition of Manga, it's style, and content? And how does it relate to Anime?
(It was closed as off-topic, and now self-deleted, so I won't link to it.)
Discussion of art styles has not been really categorized as either on- or off-topic. The closest I could see it as right now would be art critique, but "what characterizes a drawing as manga" or "how do identify manga style" seems more objective and answerable than "is my manga any good".
I'm interested in the communities thoughts on this. How relevant is style (art theory, I guess) to our site's topic(s)? Would questions be acceptable if they met some standards (e.g. nothing subjective like "why is cubism so ugly")? Could the above question have been on-topic with some editing? Are questions about art styles or genres on-topic for A&C?
For reference, our site description is for artists and crafters, from professionals to hobbyists, who are interested in creating handmade, tangible works.