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The Resource Manga mania : how to draw Japanese comics, Christopher Hart

Manga mania : how to draw Japanese comics, Christopher Hart

Label
Manga mania : how to draw Japanese comics
Title
Manga mania
Title remainder
how to draw Japanese comics
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Award
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Nonfiction, 2004.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2002
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2007
Review
  • Gr 5 Up –Hart takes a small but measurable step beyond the basics in this guide to the distinctive Japanese art form. Sandwiched between an introduction to the several genres of manga and a searching interview with Bill Flanagan, editor in chief for one of the largest U.S. manga publishers, is a discussion of techniques for drawing, dressing, and posing all of the standard character types effectively ("…you want a short upper lip, which is a trademark of a youthful character. Long upper lips are reserved for older and sinister characters"). Hart covers creating animals, from dragons to sidekicks, and composing panels that are properly cinematic. For the art, which mixes dozens of step drawings with flurries of finished, usually colored, sample figures, he supplements his own work with generic examples from nine domestic artists, then uses examples of popular published manga to illustrate the interview. Though writing, storyboarding, and computer-assisted design are not covered here, and chapters that introduce a few phrases of tourist Japanese and provide brief, standard generalities about careers in the comics industry are off topic, this book dishes up such generous helpings of specific advice and general encouragement that it makes an appealing alternative to Mikio Kawanishi's How to Draw Manga: Expert Edition (Graphic-Sha, 1998; o.p.) and the many narrowly focused instructional manuals.–John Peters, New York Public Library --John Peters (Reviewed July 1, 2001) (School Library Journal, vol 47, issue 7, p124)
  • Hart, a successful contributor to MAD magazine, the Blondie cartoon strip, and film and TV, adds another volume to his prolific output of books, which includes his recent Cartooning for the Beginner (LJ 11/15/00). Here he presents the only book on how to draw the wildly popular manga style of comic book art. In Japan, manga comics are devoured by children and adults. The style has been imported in the form of Digimon , Dragon Ball Z , Sailor Moon , and Pokémon . Hart is a master at teaching cartooning methods, and this book, with chapters like "The Bad Boys of Manga" and "Manga's Fantasy Realm," doesn't disappoint. Recommended for public libraries. --Daniel Lombardo (Reviewed July 1, 2001) (Library Journal, vol 126, issue 12, p88)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
180049
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hart, Christopher
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 12
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Drawing
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how to draw Japanese comics
Label
Manga mania : how to draw Japanese comics, Christopher Hart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
406595
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780823030354
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00068580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823030354
  • (Sirsi) ADB-8898
Label
Manga mania : how to draw Japanese comics, Christopher Hart
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
406595
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780823030354
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00068580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823030354
  • (Sirsi) ADB-8898

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