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The World of Cartooning: How Caricatures Develop
The World of Cartooning
How Caricatures Develop
Paperback      ISBN: 0913428558
Cartooning: Cartooning 1: Learn the Basics of Cartooning
Cartooning: Cartooning 1
Learn the Basics of Cartooning
Paperback      ISBN: 1560104872

Learn all about the exciting realm of cartooning In Cartooning 1, Jack Keely (with some help from Carson van Osten) invites you into the cartooning world and shows you how to create a variety of lovable characters-from a perky puppy to a personable toaster In this book, the author explains his drawing techniques, as well as his methods of developing a cartoon to its fullest. You will learn to impart personality and expression as you discover a host of tips and techniques that will help you really bring your cartoons to life. Best of all, you'll find a wealth of charming cartoon characters to inspire you. This book will be a welcome addition to any cartoonist's library

Xtreme Art: Draw Manga
Xtreme Art
Draw Manga
Paperback      ISBN: 0823003698

The first in a cutting-edge series for tomorrow's illustrators, Xtreme Art: Draw Manga offers a fun-filled tutorial on the hottest art form out there: the Japanese style of manga--the runaway favorite in the kids' cartoon industry


Geared for eager young artists ages 8 and up, Xtreme Art: Draw Manga is an easy-to-follow guide to drawing manga-style heroes, villains, faeries, and monsters. Dozens of eye-popping renderings are broken down into only four simple steps--in each step, new lines are highlighted in a bright second color, making it easy to progress through the steps and build the final drawing. Best-selling author Christopher Hart packs the pages with images and techniques kids can use to start drawing right away.

- Launch of a new series for readers ages 8 and up

- An excellent precursor to Kids
Draw, targeted at younger, less-
experienced artists

- Proven author with over a million books sold

- An affordable, fun-filled introduction to an exciting new art form

- Teaches without intimidating,
motivating kids with immediate results
The Healing Art of Anime: A Coloring Book for All Ages
The Healing Art of Anime
A Coloring Book for All Ages
      ISBN: 1981329528
The Healing Power of Anime is an incredible coloring book created by artist Lauren M. Thompson. Lauren was born with physical challenges which included limitations that made it very difficult for her to write or draw. And yet, today, she is an accomplished artist. How did that happen?When she was 13, she began to learn about the beautiful Japanese style of animation known as Anime. Deeply touched by what she was learning, she became passionate about creating her own contributions to this art form. Over more than a decade, Lauren's passion never waned as she spent hours each day working on her pen and ink drawings, slowly gaining more and more control over her reluctant muscles. Her determination and innate creative talent overcame her challenges and led her to become the unique Anime artist she is today. Lauren's character illustrations are detailed and beautiful, each awaiting your coloring creativity to bring them fully to life. Discover for yourself the magic found in The Healing Art of Anime.There are 48 unique pen and ink illustrations ranging from beginner to advanced. All pages are printed on one side.
The Monster Book of Manga: Gothic
The Monster Book of Manga
Gothic
Paperback      ISBN: 0062210246

From Sergio Guinot, the founder of Ikari, the prestigious Japanese manga animation school and studio, comes The Monster Book of Manga Gothic, the sixth entry in the bestselling Monster Book of Manga series.

This ultimate instructional illustration guide will teach both advanced manga artists and beginners about developing intriguing characters who have a dark, romantic side.

Filled with hundreds of practical suggestions, hints, and tips for artists of all levels, The Monster Book of Manga Gothic is a must-have for aficionados and any illustrator who wants to create manga characters that are bold, sexy, and unforgettable.

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics: From the Legendary Co-Creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics
From the Legendary Co-Creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0823000834

In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for:

* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons
* Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work

When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he's sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper
His cohorts have always been--and still are--some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great.
He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there's an extensive section on various types of covers--the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic
In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned Here you'll also find info on all the small details--that really aren't so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages
And KA-BLAMMM . . . once you've created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there's also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools.
Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee

It's time for a new approach . . . "a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity." It's time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond Excelsior
Drawing: Manga: Learn to Draw Step by Step
Drawing: Manga
Learn to Draw Step by Step
Paperback      ISBN: 1600581935

With this 32-page, step-by-step instruction book, aspiring artists will discover the secrets to creating cutting-edge manga art. From an exploration of shading and coloring techniques to tips on figure drawing and character development, readers will learn everything they need to know to become masters of manga. Each featured project serves as both lesson and inspirational guide for preparing artists to craft their own world and characters in an authentic manga style

Moe Manifesto: An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming
Moe Manifesto
An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming
Paperback      ISBN: 4805312823
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 but now throughout the world.

In Japan, avid fans of manga comics, anime films and video games 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 youthful, 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 on 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.
Draw Comic Book Action
Draw Comic Book Action
Paperback      ISBN: 1440308136

What does every aspiring comic artist REALLY want to draw? Action, of course Learn how to render all aspects of adrenalin-filled movement, from jaw-dropping superhero antics to kick-ass fistfights.

  • Techniques for drawing every dynamic action are explained, from body contact and flying through to fistfights, group rumbles and full-on battles
  • Clever exercises show how to achieve convincing movement, from dynamic standing poses, to running, swinging, flying and fighting
  • An Action File of comic character drawings in dynamic poses forms an invaluable resource for practice and reference
Stan Lee's Master Class: Lessons in Drawing, World-Building, Storytelling, Manga, and Digital Comics from the Legendary Co-Creator of Spider-Ma
Stan Lee's Master Class
Lessons in Drawing, World-Building, Storytelling, Manga, and Digital Comics from the Legendary Co-Creator of Spider-Ma
Paperback      ISBN: 0823098435
From the co-creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and some of the most popular comic book characters of all time comes an in-depth comics drawing instruction book revealing the tools, styles, and techniques of today's top comics artists.

Focusing on topics like anatomy, perspective, and character design, as well as brand new topics like manga art styles, digital art, and more, Stan Lee's Master Class is the next step for those looking to perfect their superhero rendering and create fantastic worlds perfect for today's modern comic book audience. With examples from his classic collaborations at Marvel Comics and from today's top comics artists, Lee builds on concepts only touched upon in his previous instructional offerings and provides a pathway for aspiring artists to bring their comic book artwork to professional-quality levels.

Advance praise for Stan Lee's Master Class

"Stan Lee dedicated his life to perfecting the art and craft of comic book storytelling. Stan Lee's Master Class distills his decades of experience into practical and clearly explained lessons to help you make the best comics you can. It's like having Stan looking over your shoulder."--Danny Fingeroth, longtime colleague of Stan Lee, and author of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee