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.
About the Author
MARK CRILLEY is the author of Mastering Manga, Mastering Manga 2, The Realism Challenge, and The Drawing Lesson, as well as several manga novels, including the Akiko, Miki Falls, Billy Clikk, and Brody's Ghost series. Since being selected for Entertainment Weekly's "It List" in 1998, Crilley has published nearly 20 books and developed a massive Internet following for his drawing demonstration videos. His books have been featured in USA Today, the New York Daily News, and Disney Adventures magazine, as well as on CNN Headline News.
“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