This is pretty neat, if you’re a manga fan and are in the San Antonio, Texas area. A “grassroots” manga club, First Storm Manga is a community of manga enthusiasts who gather and hone their skills.
As this article from the Houston Chronicle describes, Based in San Antonio with a branch in Houston, FSM helps aspiring manga creators hone their skills, collaborate with other manga artists and writers, and have fun crafting their work. Membership is free and open to all experience levels, though the group prefers participants to be at least 17 years old.
You can learn more about FSM on the group’s official website, as well as see some of the stuff they’ve done thus far. Pretty cool.