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Author Nagatomo, Haruno.

Title Draw your own manga : beyond the basics / Haruno Nagatomo ; translated by Françoise White.

Publication Info. Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, [2005]


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 Cheshire Public Library - Children's Department  J 741 NAGAMOTO    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  741.5 NAGATOMO    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Children's Department  J 741.51 NAG    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Children's Department  J741.5 NA    Check Shelf
Description 111 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Summary With Japanese art influencing everything from action figures to breakfast cereals, the question is not where to find books on drawing manga, but which of the many available titles are best for your library. This book is by far the most authentic?having been written, illustrated, and endorsed by Japanese manga artists and published first in Japanese. Basics covers characters, effects, backgrounds, and coloring. It teaches drawing by way of explanatory text and samples rather than showing a step-by-step production of a character. This style allows serious art students to feel as though they are being taught rather than simply learning to copy a specific drawing. Because this book was translated from a right-to-left-reading format into a left-to-right format, and because much of the book takes place in panels, comics-style, there is a slight learning curve involved in reading it. Still, manga fans will have no problem deciphering it and will benefit from its mixture of playfulness and professionalism. The book includes an interview with Shinji Mizushima, who draws baseball-themed manga, a welcomed respite from the usual sci-fi/fantasy-themed art that is, admittedly, more popular in the United States. He offers some interesting insights into what it's like to be a professional manga artist--School Library Journal.
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Technique.
Cartooning -- Technique.
Manga (Technique)
ISBN 4770023049
Standard No. 9784770023049
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