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How to Draw Manga

  • 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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  • 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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  • The Art of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

    Hayao Miyazaki

    Product Code: CCIRM
    Hardback
    An epic fantasy written and illustrated by the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki! An addition to the perennially popular line of Studio Ghibli art books-which include interviews, concept sketches, and finished animation cels-of classic animated films such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, based on his own manga, was released in 1984 and has been a cult classic ever since. In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Decay, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and poisonous spores. Beyond the sea lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens and home to Nausicaa, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to the valley. Includes sketches, developmental water colors, cel animation, and more.
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  • The Superhero Symbol

    Liam Burke

    Product Code: CCXJO
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    As a man, I'm flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol... as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting". In the 2005 reboot of the Batman film franchise, Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne articulates how the figure of the superhero can serve as a transcendent icon. It is hard to imagine a time when superheroes have been more pervasive in our culture. Today, superheroes are intellectual property jealously guarded by media conglomerates, icons co-opted by grassroots groups as a four-color rebuttal to social inequities, masks people wear to more confidently walk convention floors and city streets, and bulletproof banners that embody regional and national identities. From activism to cosplay, this collection unmasks the symbolic function of superheroes. Bringing together superhero scholars from a range of disciplines, alongside key industry figures such as Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini, The Superhero Symbol provides fresh perspectives on how characters like Captain America, Iron Man, and Wonder Woman have engaged with media, culture, and politics, to become the 'everlasting' symbols to which a young Bruce Wayne once aspired.
  • Transformers: A Visual History (Limited Edition)

    Jim Sorenson

    Product Code: CCWPO
    Hardback
    Celebrating 35 years of rare and iconic TRANSFORMERS imagery, this deluxe limited edition art book will delight fans of all ages! This deluxe limited edition comes packaged in a beautiful collector's box with an exclusive variant cover design and five gorgeous and frame-ready prints showcasing art from across the franchise! One of the world's most popular franchises, Transformers has been delighting fans since 1984. Now, in this deluxe hardcover celebration, Hasbro reveals behind-the-scenes production sketches, beautifully polished final art, and everything in-between. From the obscure to the iconic, this book features packaging artwork, animation models, video game designs, comic pages, and, for the first time ever, production artwork from all six Paramount live-action films! Lovingly curated by Transformers archivist Jim Sorenson, this is the most comprehensive collection of Transformers imagery ever assembled. (c) 2019 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.
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  • The Black Avenger in Atlantic Culture

    Gregory Pierrot

    Product Code: CCOUL
    Paperback
    With the Ta-Nehisi Coates-authored Black Panther comic book series (2016); recent films Django Unchained (2012) and The Birth of a Nation (2016), Nate Parker's cinematic imagining of the Nat Turner rebellion; and screen adaptations of Marvel's Luke Cage (2016) and Black Panther (2018), violent black redeemers have rarely been so present in mainstream Western culture. Yet the black avenger has always been with us: the trope has fired the news and imaginations of the United States and the larger Atlantic World for three centuries. The black avenger channeled the fresh anxieties about slave uprisings and racial belonging occasioned by the European colonization project in the Americas. Even as he is portrayed as wholly Other, a heathen and a barbarian, his values?honor, loyalty, love?reflect his ties to the West. Yet being racially different, he cannot belong, and his qualities in turn make him an anomaly among black people. The black avenger is thus a liminal figure defining racial borders. Where his body lies, lies the color line. Regularly throughout the modern era and to this day, variations on the trope have contributed to defining race in the Atlantic World and thwarting the constitution of a black polity. Gregory Pierrot's The Black Avenger in Atlantic Culture studies this cultural history, examining a multicultural and cross-historical network of print material including fiction, drama, poetry, news, and historical writing as well as visual culture. It tracks the black avenger trope from its inception in the seventeenth century to the U.S. occupation of Haiti in 1915. Pierrot argues that this Western archetype plays an essential role in helping exclusive, hostile understandings of racial belonging become normalized in the collective consciousness of Atlantic nations. His study follows important articulations of the figure and how it has shifted based on historical and cultural contexts.
  • One Piece Color Walk Compendium: Water Seven to Paramount War

    Eiichiro Oda

    Product Code: BYLPS
    Hardback
    Gorgeous color art from Eiichiro Oda's One Piece! Color images and special illustrations from the world's most popular manga, One Piece! This compendium features over 300 pages of beautiful color art as well as interviews between the creator and other famous manga artists, including Taiyo Matsumoto, the creator of Tekkonkinkreet. This second volume covers continues to showcase the artful adventures of the One Piece series. From the Water Seven arc, where the Straw Hats encounter the sinister CP9 organization, to the Paramount War arc that follows their journey to Marineford where Luffy's brother Ace resides.
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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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  • Amigurumi Sweets

    Miyuki Ichikawa

    Product Code: BUOFV
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    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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  • 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 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
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    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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  • 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
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    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
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    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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  • The Manga Guide to Cryptography

    Masaaki Mitani

    Product Code: BKGKD
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    The Manga Guide to Cryptography breaks down how ciphers work, what makes them secure or insecure, and how to decode them. Comic illustrations make it easy to learn about classic substitution, polyalphabetic, and transposition ciphers; symmetric-key algorithms like block and DES (Data Encryption Standard) ciphers; how to use public key encryption technology to generate public/private keys and cryptograms; practical applications of encryption such as digital signatures, identity fraud countermeasures, and 'man in the middle' attack countermeasures.
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  • Graphic Witness

    Frans Masereel

    Product Code: BJWAK
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    "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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  • Chibi Manga

    Eva Minguet

    Product Code: ASOPE
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    For artists of all ages, the ultimate full-color guide to drawing a variety of adorable chibi manga characters from Kamikaze Factory Studio, the leading anime school and studio. With their oversized heads, chubby cheeks, and enormous and expressive eyes, chibi manga is a popular art from in graphic novels, video games, and films-and one of the most difficult manga styles to master. Chibi Manga includes all of the tricks-both freehand and digital-manga artists, illustrators, and graphic designers need to create five different kinds of chibi manga characters: Ninja, Gothic, Magic, Heroines, and Heroes. The most complete how-to-draw book on this manga style, Chibi Manga covers both manga and anime, and includes detailed information on how to apply digital color, 3D designs, vectorial drawing, and a host of other fascinating and useful design applications to go from initial black-and-white sketches to vibrant, fully costumed collections. Each project in this easy-to-follow guide includes precise step-by-step instructions, a list of specific software, tools, and professional tricks to achieve the unique look and mischievous quality of these adorable characters and animals.
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  • Moe Manifesto

    Patrick W. Galbraith

    Product Code: BBBNJ
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    MOE is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga not just in Japan now, but throughout the world.In Japan, avid fans of manga comics, anime films and videogames use the term MOE to refer to the strong sense of emotional attachment they feel for their favorite characters. These fans have a powerful desire to protect and nurture the young, beautiful and innocent characters they adore like Sagisawa Moe in Dinosaur Planet and Tomoe Hotaru in Sailor Moon. They create their own websites, characters, stories, discussion groups, toys and games based around the original manga and anime roles. Author Patrick Galbraith is the world's acknowledged expert on MOE and a journalist based in Tokyo. For this book, he interviewed twenty important figures in the world of Japanese manga and anime to gain their insights on the MOE phenomenon. These interviews provide us with the first in-depth survey of this subject. Galbraith uncovers how MOE is influencing an entire generation of manga artists and readers. For those new to anime, manga, and youth culture in Japan, he discusses what constitutes the ideal MOE relationship and why some fans are even determined to marry their fictional sweethearts. He reveals key moments in the development of MOE, and current and future trends in the spread of MOE works and characters from Japan to other parts of the world.The Moe Manifesto provides an insider's look at the earliest MOE characters such as Ayame by Tezuka Osamu. The book has over 100 illustrations of the most famous MOE characters, many in color, and it is sure to delight manga and anime fans of every age.
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  • Draw Manga

    Sonia Leong

    Product Code: ATNKW
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    Includes 25 teaching videos to view online. This combined book and video-guide to drawing manga will allow artists of ANY ability to master this hugely popular drawing style. The 256 page book is packed with step-by-step tutorials on every aspect of manga drawing, basing the instructions around traditional sketching and colouring techniques, and including digital tools for rendering and finishing artwork. The author is highly accomplished professional artist Sonia Leong, who is also creating 25 two-minute video demonstrations designed to link specifically to the content of this book. These video clips are hosted online, and accessed from the book's pages using QR codes (or URLs), making this one of the most user-friendly manga tutor books on the market. Readers will learn how to build up characters from basic shapes and measurements, get the anatomy and poses absolutely right, add crucial design elements to enhance drawings and stories, render artwork in different styles and mediums (including digital), and even start to create comic pages and sequences - for publication in print or online.
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  • Manga for the Beginner Shoujo

    Chris Hart

    Product Code: ATMET
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    This title shows aspiring beginners how to draw the most popular style and widely read genre of Japanese comics. By is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. It is suitable for the huge international fanbase of shoujo graphic novels, anime, movies, DVDs and video games. Shoujo is one of the few comics categories whose fan base is largely young women. "Manga for the Beginner Shoujo" shows aspiring beginners how to draw the most popular style and widely read genre of Japanese comics.
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  • Drawing Manga Animals, Chibis, and Other Adorable Creatures

    JC Amberlyn

    Product Code: ATLRE
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    This book focuses on both the cartoon-like critters and funny mascots that populate the shoujo (girls') style of manga and the more gritty and Gothic animals that inhabit the shounen (boys') style of manga. The book is organised in three sections: Part 1 investigates just what manga style is and includes chapters on the basic structure and anatomy of manga-style heads, faces and bodies; cute monsters and mascot creatures common to manga and anime; and mastering more advanced manga techniques. Part 2 looks at Japanese manga creatures, both real and mythological. Each animal profiled will include a more realistic manga style drawing of the animal as well as a more cartoon-like version of the animal. Part 3 is comprised of step-by-step demonstrations that take an initial drawing from start to finish.
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