Manga: The Complete Guide


Author: Jason Thompson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345539443

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 592

View: 1183

• Reviews of more than 900 manga series • Ratings from 0 to 4 stars • Guidelines for age-appropriateness • Number of series volumes • Background info on series and artists THE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST! Whether you’re new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here’s a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! • Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork • Titles rated from zero to four stars–skip the clunkers, but don’t miss the hidden gems • Guidelines for age-appropriateness–from strictly mature to kid-friendly • Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others • The facts on the many kinds of manga–know your shôjo from your shônen • An overview of the manga industry and its history • A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU’VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!

Mega Manga

The Complete Reference to Drawing Manga


Author: Keith Sparrow

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844483877

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 4643

Copyright date: 2007. Originally published: 2008.


sechzig Jahre japanische Comics


Author: Paul Gravett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783770465491


Page: 176

View: 4074

Mostly Manga: A Genre Guide to Popular Manga, Manhwa, Manhua, and Anime


Author: Elizabeth F.S. Kalen

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1610692349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

View: 1363

Appropriate for any public library collection, this book provides a comprehensive readers' advisory guide for Japanese manga and anime, Korean manhwa, and Chinese manhua. • Author, title, subject, and genre indexes • An appendix featuring the films of Studio Ghibli • Focuses on series that are easy and cost-effective for libraries to collect • Demystifies a body of literature unfamiliar to many librarians

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Create Mesmerizing Manga-style Animation with Pencils, Paint, and Pixels. Anime techniques


Author: Chi Hang Li,Chris Patmore,Hayden Scott-Baron

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764133800

Category: Computers

Page: 128

View: 1164

Explains the process of creating anime, from storyboarding to preparing and distributing the finished movie or video.

King of RPGs 1


Author: Jason Thompson

Publisher: Ballantine Group

ISBN: 0345539346

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

View: 7875

Jason Thompson, Level 14 Shaman/Oozemaster and author of Manga: The Complete Guide, joins forces with Victor Hao to deliver a wickedly funny send-up of manga and gamer culture. Roll up your character and get ready! THE GREATEST GAMER ON EARTH At the University of California, Escondido, no one would guess that freshman Shesh Maccabee is a hard-core gamer—and in recovery to boot, following a court order, a wireless ban, and months of therapy (all because of one little seven-day Internet café episode). His friend Mike—who personally prefers Japanese-console RPGs—is tasked with keeping Shesh far away from any computer with access to World of Warfare. Everything's going according to plan—until a Ren Faire fangirl introduces them to the campus gaming club, where they meet Theodore, a fanatical tabletop game master whose single goal in life is to run the greatest Mages & Monsters game in the world. And there just happens to be room for two more players. Soon Shesh and Mike are dragged into the dungeon of hard-core gaming—and cops, baboon men, Sri Lankan cave roaches, and Gothémon card collectors converge in the zaniest adventure that ever involved twenty-sided dice!

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics

How to Create and Sell Comic Books, Manga, and Webcomics


Author: Comfort Love,Adam Withers

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0804137811

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 1613

Take Control of Your Comics-Making Destiny Creating your own comic is easier than ever before. With advances in technology, the increased connectivity of social media, and the ever-increasing popularity of the comics medium, successful DIY comics publishing is within your reach. With The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics, creators/instructors Comfort Love and Adam Withers provide a step-by-step breakdown of the comics-making process, perfect for any aspiring comics creator. This unprecedented, in-depth coverage gives you expert analysis on each step—writing, drawing, coloring, lettering, publishing, and marketing. Along the way, luminaries in the fields of comics, manga, and webcomics—like Mark Waid, Adam Warren, Scott Kurtz, and Jill Thompson—lend a hand, providing “Pro Tips” on essential topics for achieving your comics-making dreams. With the insights and expertise contained within these pages, you’ll have everything you need and no excuses left: It’s time to make your comics! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Critical Approaches to Comics

Theories and Methods


Author: Matthew J. Smith,Randy Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136884734

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 3137

Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique the meanings and forms of comic books, graphic novels, and other sequential art. The authors introduce a wide range of critical perspectives on comics, including fandom, genre, intertextuality, adaptation, gender, narrative, formalism, visual culture, and much more. As the first comprehensive introduction to critical methods for studying comics, Critical Approaches to Comics is the ideal textbook for a variety of courses in comics studies. Contributors: Henry Jenkins, David Berona, Joseph Witek, Randy Duncan, Marc Singer, Pascal Lefevre, Andrei Molotiu, Jeff McLaughlin, Amy Kiste Nyberg, Christopher Murray, Mark Rogers, Ian Gordon, Stanford Carpenter, Matthew J. Smith, Brad J. Ricca, Peter Coogan, Leonard Rifas, Jennifer K. Stuller, Ana Merino, Mel Gibson, Jeffrey A. Brown, Brian Swafford

Creating Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force, 1945–2015

A Sword Well Made


Author: David Hunter-Chester

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498537901

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 8888

This study provides a comprehensive institutional history of Japan’s post-1945 army. It also analyzes representations of the military in popular culture, the place of soldiers in the formation of the country’s postwar national identity, and the social and political impact of constitutional restrictions on the military.

The Complete Guide to Drawing Manga


Author: Marc Powell,David Neal

Publisher: Arcturus Pub

ISBN: 9781784040451

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 6942

Drawing the manga way never goes out of fashion, as this brand new how-to title will demonstrate. As popular as when it first appeared in the 1950s, manga offers adults and older kids endless possibilities for creating worlds of their own. This colorful book explains the tools needed, the different manga styles, the use of perspective in figures, and shows how to create different poses, how to convey emotion, and how to develop different characters and the different styles that can be adopted within the various character types.

I Am a Hero Omnibus


Author: Kengo Hanazawa

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506703496


Page: 480

View: 7866

"Presents 'I am hero' chapters 69 to 93, first collected in Japan as 'I am hero' volumes 7 and 8."

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing Manga Shoujo Illustrated


Author: John Layman,David Hutchison

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592578238

Category: Art

Page: 319

View: 2685

Provides techniques and tips for creating cartoon characters and stories in the style of the Japanese genre, including step-by-step directions on how to draw facial expressions, bodies in motion, and combat weapons.

The Complete Guide to Drawing Dynamic Manga

A Step-By-Step Artist's Handbook for Creating Lifelike Action Characters


Author: Shoco,Makoto Sawa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784805315255

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 7820

Whether your character is jumping for joy, kicking and grappling with an opponent, or fighting to the death with sword in hand, this book provides all the essential techniques to draw more lifelike action figures in the classic Japanese manga style. The comprehensive introduction first shows the reader the physical anatomy of male vs. female figures and gives important tips on proportions, perspective and small but often-overlooked details such as the relative differences between male and female hands, fingers and feet. Five subsequent chapters cover over 40 action poses in the following categories: Chapter 1: General movements (e.g. running and jumping) Chapter 2: Basic fight movements (e.g. punching and kicking) Chapter 3: Facing off with an opponent (e.g. judo holds and high fives) Chapter 4: Use of weapons (e.g. swords and knives) Chapter 5: Reacting to an opponent (e.g. dodging a punch or taking a punch) Each pose and movement is illustrated with a rough sketch outline followed by a highlighted manga drawing containing detailed annotations by the author. After studying the sketches, you practice the drawing techniques in a tracing section at the end of each chapter. Each chapter also provides professional tips on the use of color and shading for greater realism. Special sections contain information and tips on particular topics of interest, such as how to draw clothes, hair and facial expressions or how to create special effects. At the end of the book, an actual 6-page comic strip gives readers the opportunity to practice what they have learned by filling in the missing elements.




Author: Hideo Nitta

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783834809827

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 8471

Physik ist trocken und macht keinen Spaß? Falsch! Mit diesem Manga lernt man die Grundlagen der Mechanik kennen, kann sie in zahlreichen Aufgaben anwenden und anhand der Lösungen seinen Lernfortschritt überprüfen – und hat auch noch eine Menge Spaß dabei! Der Inhalt Prolog: Nervt Dich Physik? - Actio und Reactio - Drehmomente - Kraft und Bewegung - Energie Die Zielgruppe Studierende, Schüler und Mangafans, die einen spannenden Einstieg in die Mechanik suchen Die Autoren Hideo Nitta (Autor) Keita Takatsu (Illustrator) TREND-PRO Co,. Ltd. (Produzent)


[Sammelband]. Akira


Author: Katsuhiro Ōtomo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551745255


Page: 415

View: 3022

Mecha Manga

The Pocket Guide to Drawing All Manga Robots and Machines


Author: Yishan Li

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844485215

Category: Art

Page: 191

View: 3500

An invaluable pocket guide to help master the art of drawing robots and machines in the exciting genre of Japanese comic book art, this manga handbook highlights and explains the essentials of this art form. With scores of examples for practice and honing skills, this reference also provides a round-up of common tools and materials; step-by-step instructional photographs; and guidance on drawing, inking, and coloring Mecha manga characters and backgrounds. A helpful gallery of finished examples, providing artists with a complete visual reference to work with, is also included.