About Cyberpunk: Peach John
Cyberpunk: Peach John is a groundbreaking manga comic by the anonymous Japanese author Rootport, which stands out as the world’s first complete AI manga work. The comic is a unique blend of traditional storytelling and cutting-edge technology, with the visuals produced entirely by an AI image generating tool, Midjourney.
Here are four key features of this innovative work
- AI-Generated Imagery: Rootport used the AI tool Midjourney to create the comic’s visuals. He entered text descriptions to generate images that matched his storyline, refining them through trial and error.
- Rapid Creation Process: The author completed the work in just six weeks. Considering the comic spans over 100 pages and is fully colored, a similar project would typically take over a year to complete by hand.
- Character Recognition: Since the AI tool couldn’t directly replicate existing characters in new poses or with different expressions, Rootport gave his characters distinctive features, such as pink hair or a red kimono, to help readers recognize them as the story progresses.
- Inclusion of a How-to Guide: The comic book includes a 10-page guide explaining how readers can create their own AI-generated manga, encouraging others to explore the possibilities of AI in art.