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Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics (Christopher Hart)

Take a dive into the mechanics of the Japanese Manga stylization from an American's point of view. Detailed descriptions and illustrations will help develop any budding manga artist's skills as Christopher Hart takes an in-depth look at all aspects of the genre.

Although other companies push this book as a "step-by-step guide" on how to draw manga, the book is really for the artist who is already experienced in drawing in this style or has the basics down and wants to improve their skills. It focuses on what differentiates the Japanese style from artists in America through clear explanations and fantastic illustrations.

This full color book covers all aspects of manga from the very basics of manga (such as eyes, hair) and explanations of sub-genres such as shoujo ('girls') / shounen ('boys') manga, to an advanced look at things such as fighting techniques, mythical creatures, mecha, clothing, character differentiation, dynamic scene designs, comic panel designs and information on careers in the cartoon field.

This is definitely the book to have if you're looking to seriously draw realistic manga or anime and can be used by any age level!

Written by Christopher Hart.

See Sample Page 1 or Sample Page 2!

144 Full Color pages. 8.5 x 11
200 color and 100 B&W illus.

Christopher Hart attended the Disney animation program at the California Institute of the Arts and earned a B.A. from New York University. Hart writes regularly for Cartoonist Profiles, is a former staff artist of the world-famous Blondie comic strip, and has been a regular contributor to MAD Magazine.


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