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Our Manga books will show you how to draw manga, We even have books covering Manga for beginners.

  • Chibi Art Class

    Anny Zhou

    Product Code: BULUP
    Paperback
    In Chibi Art Class, renowned anime artist Yoaihime teaches you the art of chibi, step by adorable step. Anime artist Yoaihime has captivated a huge audience with her adorable chibi drawings, and now she's ready to share her secrets with you! Chibi is Japanese slang for "short," and that's an appropriate description for these tiny doll-like creatures. In this book, you'll find tutorials on recreating their signature features and props, including dreamy eyes, mini-skirts, vibrant hair, colorful bows, and boba cups! You'll also practice drawing, coloring, and shading fully-formed versions of these vertically challenged, baby-faced characters and their kawaii little companions. As a bonus, several pages at the back of the book will allow you to create your own original characters and add your own color and shading to several colorless cuties. With Yoaihime's expertise and step-by-step guidance, you'll learn the art and technique of cuteness in no time!
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  • How to Draw: Manga

    Yishan Li

    Product Code: BGEGN
    Paperback
    If you have always wanted to draw manga but weren't sure how to begin, this fun and simple step-by-step book will help kick-start your comic-drawing journey. Learn how to draw boys, girls and creatures (ordinary and extraordinary) in the manga style. Starting with basic shapes, professional manga artist Yishan Li shows how easy it is to turn circles, rectangles, squares and ovals into teens, kids, witches, wizards, monsters, animals and much more. Professional manga art from well-known comic creator Yishan LiOver 130 step-by-step drawingsEasy method with great results
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  • How to Draw: Manga Girls

    Yishan Li

    Product Code: ATMQQ
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    28 different characters, poses and expressions that offer a dynamic selection of Manga-style female figures. Drawing girls is a very popular subject within the manga genre and this book is perfect for anyone seeking to learn the basics of creating these delightful characters. Suitable for adults and children of all ages and abilities.
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  • How to Draw: Manga Boys

    Yishan Li

    Product Code: ATMFG
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    28 different characters, poses and expressions that offer a dynamic selection of Manga-style male figures. Drawing boys is a very popular subject within the manga genre and this book is perfect for anyone seeking to learn the basics of creating these delightful characters.
    • £4.69
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  • You Will be Able to Draw Manga by the End of this Book

    Laura Watton

    Product Code: CBRGB
    Paperback
    The perfect book for any budding manga artist! Learn to draw manga from scratch, and get a crash course in creating your own characters, worlds and stories with the help of this guided sketchbook. Get started with easy step-by-step instructions for drawing manga facial features and bodies. Next, put your new-found drawing skills into practice, with guidance on developing a scene and planning your storyline. There's plenty of open space in each section to fill with your sketches, along with advice on the best materials to use, and expert tips on perfecting your technique throughout. In no time at all, you will gain the skills and confidence needed to start creating your very own manga.
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  • Dracula

    Bram Stoker

    Product Code: BSJAV
    Paperback
    Dracula by Bram Stoker created a new genre within the horror category. In this brilliant Manga Classic adaptation we find Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, traveling to Castle Dracula in the Eastern European country of Transylvania. The reason for his journey is to finalize the details of a real estate transaction with a nobleman named Count Dracula. As Harker explores the beautiful countryside he begins to receive warnings from the locals about the man he about to meet. They give him odd charms and crucifixes to ward off evil spirits. They also utter a strange word that Harker later discover means "vampire." Originally published in 1897, Dracula has inspired many horror genres, gothic drama, theatrical, film and tv interpretations.
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  • How to Draw: Manga Myths & Legends

    Yishan Li

    Product Code: AZIGW
    Paperback
    Over two dozen figures and monsters from myths and legends can be drawn easily following these very simple step-by-step stages inside. A subject rarely explored by many manga artists, Yishan Li will inspire both beginners and experienced artists to create their own mythological beings, based on these famous and formidable creatures.
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  • How to Draw: Manga Chibis

    Yishan Li

    Product Code: ATMXZ
    Paperback
    28 different characters, poses and expressions that offer a dynamic selection of manga chibi figures. Chibi is a fun subject to explore, with large eyes and very expressive emotions. This is a genre perfect for anyone seeking to learn a simpler form of manga and the basics of creating these delightful characters.
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  • How to Draw Digital Manga and Anime

    Tim Seelig

    Product Code: ATJXK
    Paperback
    A comprehensive practical guide to digital manga and anime, suitable for both complete beginners and experienced digital artists. An informative introduction covers all the equipment you will need, with step-by-step guides to using the tools of Adobe Photoshop to create different effects. It also covers the translation of manga characters to the screen in the creation of anime, including the software you will need, pre-production and animation.
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  • Manga

    Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

    Product Code: BXIGL
    Paperback
    Manga is a visual form of narrative storytelling. Its roots are international, but the form as we know it today developed in Japan between the late 19th and early 20th centuries and has recently achieved global reach. Originally confined to comics, prints and graphic novels, manga has expanded to influence animation, fashion, gaming, street art and new media. It is a multi-billion pound industry, popular with people of all ages in Japan and increasingly all over the world, encompassing hundreds of genres, from sports, love, horror and ageing to global threats and sexual identity. There is a manga for everyone. For manga fans, this book celebrates the excitement of manga's cross-cultural appeal and its long history of breaking barriers. For those new to manga, it offers the chance to become literate in what is fast becoming a universal visual grammar of our globalized age. Arranged into six thematic chapters, with essays by leading scholars, this volume showcases the work of Japan's most influential manga-ka (manga creators) past and present, with printed manga extracts, original drawings, manga magazines, theatre, film, digital technologies and exclusive interviews with artists, editors and publishers. The first chapter focuses on understanding how manga is read, drawn and produced. The second explores its power of storytelling, and presentation of reality; the third, the power of manga to depict many different worlds, both seen and unseen. The fourth shifts the attention from the art form to its role in society, including fan groups, grassroots manga, Comiket events and the importance of cosplay. The penultimate chapter discusses the roots of modern manga in the work of 19th-century artists such as Hokusai and Kyosai, while the final chapter examines manga's expansion into the avant-garde, its crossover into other media and its growing international reach and influence. Published in conjunction with a landmark, cutting-edge exhibition at the British Museum, this is manga as Western audiences have never before seen it: diverse yet universally familiar, traditional yet intensely modern, rooted in the 2D printed page but effortlessly leaping out of it.
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  • The Book of Sarah

    Sarah Lightman

    Product Code: BXIEK
    Hardback
    The Book of Sarah is missing from the bible, so artist Sarah Lightman sets out to make her own: questioning religion, family, motherhood and what it takes to be an artist in this quietly subversive visual autobiography from NW3. The Jerusalem Bible, Ellerdale Road, St Paul's Girls School and a baby monitor: books and streets, buildings and objects ll this bildungsroman set in Hampstead, North West London. Sarah Lightman has been drawing her life since she was a 22-year-old undergraduate at The Slade School of Art. The Book of Sarah traces her journey from modern Jewish orthodoxy to a feminist Judaism, as she searches between the complex layers of family and family history that she inherited and inhabited. While the act of drawing came easily, the letting go of past failures, attachments and expectations did not. It is these that form the focus of Sarah's astonishingly beautiful pages, as we bear witness to her making the world her own.
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  • Practical Encylopedia of Manga

    Tim Seelig

    Product Code: BVXUC
    Paperback
    This book helps you learn to draw manga step by step with over 1000 illustrations. It offers everything you need to know about materials and techniques, creating characters, using props and backgrounds, building action scenes, digital enhancement and simple anime creation. It incorporates methods used to create all styles of manga, including shojo, shonen and super-deformed characters. It explains how to digitally enhance your manga drawings and transform them into anime animation. The Japanese drawing style known as manga has rapidly evolved from simple wood-block etchings and low-budget, black-and-white graphic novels to one of the most diverse, popular and celebrated contemporary art forms. This book is an illustrated guide to creating your own manga characters. There are sections on shojo and shonen, and manga characters in both hand-drawn and digital mediums. The book also explores the history and latest achievements in anime. With much to offer both a professional or a complete manga novice, this practical volume provides expert instruction about this cutting-edge and innovative art form.
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  • Ghost In The Shell Readme: 1995-2017

    Shirow Masamune

    Product Code: BVHMJ
    Hardback
    The definitive history of the most influential cyberpunk anime of all time! This beautiful, colour hardcover guide begins with the seminal feature that inspired The Matrix and many other films, comics, and novels, and ends with the live-action Hollywood adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson. Follow the franchise that made manga master Shirow Masamune, legendary director Mamoru Oshii, and the studio Production I.G the legends they are today. In-depth interviews, stunning concept art, and tales of behind-the-scenes triumphs and near-tragedies from the 22-year history of The Ghost in the Shell. Begin with the original anime, which was released in Japan in 1995 and subsequently took the West by storm, through the award-winning sequel Innocence and the global smash hit TV adaptation Stand Alone Complex, all the way up to 2017, with the release of the new live-action film from Paramount Pictures.
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  • Amigurumi Sweets

    Miyuki Ichikawa

    Product Code: BUOFV
    Paperback
    Delectable dessert patterns to satisfy any sweet tooth. Crochet a variety of sweet things, including key chains, pouches, bag mascots, and more!
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  • The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica

    James Wyatt

    Product Code: BTYAH
    Hardback
    Magnificent hardcover art books featuring the incredible images and lore of Magic: The Gathering (R)! Danger and adventure await in these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering (R)! The seventh book in VIZ Media's acclaimed series of massive hardcover art books featuring the incredible images of Magic: The Gathering (R)! "The alliances were already frayed. All we do is find the loose threads and pluck." -Lazav, House Dimir Guildmaster An eternity of winding streets, dark alleys, towering structures, and rubble-strewn ruins make up the world of Ravnica. In this sprawling city, ten guilds are locked in a perpetual struggle for influence and dominance, each one seeking to advance its own agenda and philosophy-and now it's time to choose your place in this conflict. In these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering (R), you'll learn the deepest secrets of the guilds and the plots unfolding in their ranks. Choose your guild and take your place in Ravnica, the greatest city in the Multiverse!
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  • The Graphic Novelist's Guide to Drawing Perspective

    Daniel Cooney

    Product Code: BTOWG
    Paperback
    Become the best comic book artist - ever. Graphic novelist Dan Cooney will show you how to draw credible perspective from any point of view for your own stories, from creating convincing backgrounds to capturing the 'right' angle of the characters that inhabit your world. This isn't your regular instructional book on perspective; it's a journal with proper guidance and relevant exercises on drawing scenes for the context of storytelling: practical demonstrations, an interactive workbook with grids to fill in, and inspiring artwork to complete specially designed by Daniel, makes the development of your sketching skills and the drawing mechanics needed for your storytelling an enjoyable, progressive experience. It's all here: the behaviour of light and its importance for drawing from imagination, the concepts of composition, visually engaging characters and environments, perspective (of course) and using references to create fantastic work from unique camera angles. Turn over the page to discover everything you need to know about drawing perspective and bring your ideas to the drawing board with confidence, in this book that will inspire graphic novel artists and storytellers from beginners upwards.
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  • Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition

    Akira, the Hustler

    Product Code: BTOHV
    Hardback
    Celebrate the imaginative art of 30 years of the Dragon Quest video games, as designed and illustrated by Akira Toriyama, legendary creator of Dragon Ball. Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball) brought the world of the renowned Dragon Quest video games to life through his creative, fun and inventive design work. Thirty years of genius are on display in this stunning comprehensive hardcover collection of over 500 illustrations from the Dragon Quest video games, from Dragon Quest (originally released as Dragon Warrior in English) to Dragon Quest Heroes II. Includes fold-out poster of the Dragon Quest timeline.
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  • The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist

    Hiromu Arakawa

    Product Code: BSZPK
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    A deluxe art book showcasing the complete color art of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series. This massive hardcover collection contains all the Fullmetal Alchemist color artwork by manga artist Hiromu Arakawa from 2001 to 2017; including the series' entire run and beyond! The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist contains over 280 pages of gorgeous full-color illustrations, including all the original chapter title pages, the graphic novel covers for the single-volume and collected editions, portraits of the main characters and promotional artwork. Includes an exclusive interview and a special step-by-step illustration creation discussion with Hiromu Arakawa. Hardcover artbook collection of 300+ illustrations from best-selling series Fullmetal Alchemist.
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  • Manga Mania Universe

    Christopher Hart

    Product Code: BSXRV
    Paperback
    With more than 250 characters across all the popular genres, this is the big, must-have book for every aspiring manga artist! Drawing on the mega-success of Christopher Hart's Manga Mania series, Manga Mania Universe combines curated content from each of his previous Manga Mania books (Girl Power!, Romance, and Shonen) into one giant, breathtaking volume. It showcases the best in capturing manga girls, romantic characters and scenes, and action and adventure. Fans will enjoy having such a wide variety of first-rate how-to-draw instruction, along with the dynamic artwork that has made this series so popular.
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  • The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends

    James Wyatt

    Product Code: BSWLG
    Hardback
    Magnificent hardcover art books featuring the incredible images and lore of Magic: The Gathering (R)! Danger and adventure await in these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering (R)!
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  • Draw Manga

    Sweatdrop Studios

    Product Code: BRQRS
    Paperback
    This step-by-step manga art course for beginners makes it simple to learn the creative techniques behind the most popular Japanese comic style. One hundred and forty colour illustrations, plus easy-to-follow directions, are divided into three sections: basic tutorials; how to turn raw ideas into finished comics; and projects from the masters, with exhaustive detail on producing professional-grade artwork. Draw Manga covers not only traditional media such as coloured markers, pencils and watercolours, but also computer-generated manga. And there's advice on special techniques for drawing the distinctive eyes and hairstyles that are the genre's hallmark, as well as on character creation, developing a first sketch, using colour and motion, sequencing, pacing and more.
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  • Manga Storyboard Sketchbook

    Inc. Sterling Publishing Co.

    Product Code: BQXMH
    Hardback
    This dual-purpose, lie-flat storyboard sketchbook is ideal for every manga artist. It provides instructions, 112 pages of storyboard layout grids for working out page ideas and plot details, with space for notes and captions. Another 60 single-sided pages feature drawing frames in non-repro blue for finished art, with outer rules that help organize space and scale.
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  • Graphic Witness

    Frans Masereel

    Product Code: BJWAK
    Paperback
    "If you care about graphic novels, you need this book." - New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman Graphic Witness features rare wordless novels by four great 20th-century woodcut artists European and North American. The stories they tell reflect the political and social issues of their times as well as the broader issues that are still relevant today. Frans Masereel (1899-1972) was born in Belgium and is considered the father of the wordless graphic novel. Graphic Witness includes the first reprint of his classic work, The Passion of a Man, since its 1918 publication in Munich. American Lynd Ward (1905-85), author of the provocative Wild Pilgrimage, is considered among the most important of wordless novelists. Giacomo Patri (1898-1978) was born in Italy and lived in the United States. His White Collar featured an introduction by Rockwell Kent and was used a promotional piece by the labor movement. Southern Cross by Canadian Laurence Hyde (1914-87) was controversial for its criticism of U.S. H-bomb testing in the South Pacific. An introduction by George A. Walker places each wordless novel in its context and examines the influence of these works on contemporary culture, including film, comic books and contemporary graphic novels. Graphic Witness will appeal to readers interested in social issues, printmaking, art history and contemporary culture.
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  • The Manga Bible

    Siku

    Product Code: BJSOE
    Paperback
    Manga comics, the most popular literary form in Japan and Korea, are the fastest growing genre in British and American publishing. Dynamic, action-based artwork combined with pacy, emotional storytelling in a style particularly popular amongst teens and young adults. Many years in the making, The Manga Bible will be a publishing phenomenon. Artist Siku, one of the UK's hottest comic talents, has brought his distinctive, edgy style to the world's all-time best-selling book. The Manga Bible is a faithful adaptation of the Bible, injected with new energy by Siku's beautiful and dramatic artwork. The Manga Bible - Raw contains the full Manga adaptation of the Bible plus brief features such as 'Introducing the Bible', creators' commentary on key scenes and a 'Drawing the Manga Bible' workshop Siku himself. Also available: The Manga Bible - Extreme, which also contains the the full text of the Bible from the acclaimed TNIV translation.
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