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Title:
Manga madness
Author:
Okum, David, 1967-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Impact Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"Over 40 basic lessons for drawing Japanese comics"--Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781581805345
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Draw awesome manga characters and scenes just like the pros!

Capture the excitement of manga in your drawings! Inside you'll find hundreds of dynamic illustrations for achieving the hot, action-packed look you want. Loaded with detail and over 40 step-by-step lessons, you'll learn the skills and tips you need to create amazing characters and scenes.

From drawing characters in cool poses to exploring visual storytelling, Manga Madness will show you the way!

Drawing basics such as shading, perspective and foreshortening Japanese terms, traditions and character types Quick tips for having fun and improving your work

From pretty girls and rebellious heroes to space pirates and giant robots, you'll get fast results for your best manga drawings yet!


Author Notes

David Okum has worked as a freelance artist and illustrator since 1984. His manga work has been published since 1993 and he currently runs after-school comic book workshops for students to learn the craft of creating comics.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7-12. High production values and a clear, comprehensive presentation make this a wonderful book for both would-be cartoonists and manga fans. Full-color spreads treat narrow topics--from facial expressions and postures to architecture and vehicle design. In each case, Okum, an art teacher, buttresses concise, step-by-step directions with illustrations that show preliminaries through the finished creation, and after treating the array of details, including plot-line deconstruction, he discusses panels and page layout. He mentions manga's relationship toapanese theater in several places, talks about the differences among stories intended for specific audiences, and packs in information about manga conventions' relationship toapanese popular culture and the differences between European and Asian mythologies. Complete with a list of culture-specific symbols, such as falling cherry blossoms, this well-executed, information-packed volume can serve student researchers as well as browsers. --Francisca Goldsmith Copyright 2004 Booklist


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Before You Beginp. 6
1 The History, Style and Categories of Managap. 8
2 Basic Drawing Techniques and Manga Featuresp. 16
3 Manga Characters Step by Stepp. 44
4 Action, Settings and Vehiclesp. 86
5 Manga Storytellingp. 114
The Business of Making Mangap. 126
Indexp. 127