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  • Published: 15 June 2017
  • ISBN: 9780385346313
  • Imprint: Watson-Guptil
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $38.00

Manga Art


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The world of manga (Japanese comics) has captured the imagination of artists, both aspiring and professional alike. Now best-selling artist and art instructor Mark Crilley presents the most complete look yet at the variety of creative options available in the world of manga. Crilley fills each chapter with gorgeous, original artwork created with a variety of tools (pencils, colored pencils, digital art, pen and ink, and more) and in a variety of manga-inspired styles. He pairs each piece with information on the materials used and the inspiration that led to its creation. Manga Art provides readers a one-of-a-kind chance to hear from one of the leading artists in the field of manga instruction, as he reveals the unlimited possibilities of manga and the creative secrets behind over 100 pieces of original, never-before-seen artwork.

  • Pub date: 15 June 2017
  • ISBN: 9780385346313
  • Imprint: Watson-Guptil
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $38.00

About the Author

Mark Crilley

Mark Crilley was raised in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Kalamazoo College, he traveled to Taiwan and Japan, where he taught English for nearly five years. It was during his stay in Japan that he created Akiko.

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Praise for Manga Art

““Mark Crilley’s drawings are some of my favorite things to look at, and this book is filled with beautiful examples of them!  Each drawing has a story, and the book is filled with insights on technique, tools, and all things manga. If you are interested in manga, or really any kind of cartooning or storytelling, Manga Art is for you!"  —Jeff Smith, creator of BONE, RASL, and Tuki Save the Humans "Manga Art is bursting with creative thoughts and processes. Food for any manga lover’s soul!"   —Camilla d’Errico, painter, creator of Helmetgirls, and author of Pop Manga, Pop Painting, and Pop Manga Coloring Book "I devoured this book in one sitting. Mark's work is beautiful and inspiring, and I had so many sketching ideas by the end that I had to slap my hands away from the art supply box so I could write this, instead. Thank you, Mark, this book is another one that is definitely going on my art shelf!"  —Svetlana Chmakova, author of Dramacon, Nightschool: The Weirn Books, and Awkward”


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