Most popular Graphic novel & Manga artwork books
The most popular Graphic novel & Manga artwork books currently available. Updated weekly.
Distilled from thousands of diary drawings begun in her parents' garden shed back in 1996, Sarah Lightman's The Book of Sarah is an alternative bible to the one she moved away from, along with the religious Jewish lifestyle she followed as a teenager.
Unlock your artistic talents and create your own exciting manga art with this unique interactive handbook.
A cooperative card game in which players work to rescue Ren, a young girl locked in a catatonic state. Designed for two players, this game is sure to challenge game and puzzle enthusiasts.
Following on from Asia Ladowska's hugely popular online and weekly #SketchwithAsia challenge, is a book filled with Manga-inspired art, tips, and tutorials.
Celebrate the imaginative art of 30 years of the Dragon Quest video games, as designed and illustrated by Akira Toriyama, legendary creator of Dragon Ball.
Art from the world's most popular ninja manga
The story of manga, a vibrant form of Japanese narrative art, from its historic roots to its place as a contemporary global phenomenon.
Shows how to draw the basic manga head and body, eyes, fashion and more. This book explores dynamic action poses, special effects, light and shading, perspective, popular manga types such as animals, anthros, shoujo and shounen characters.
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 now, but throughout the world
With Instagram star illustrator Yoai as your guide, Chibi Art Class will teach you how to create and color your very own super-cute chibi characters!
There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style-from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads.
Chris Hart simplifies the process of drawing dynamic cartoon characters so that anyone can get started right away.
In a voice that mixes dry humor and clear, concise instruction, McCloud's cartoon narrator shows readers how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalist way. Comic book devotees as well as the most uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once-underappreciated art form.
An easy-to-follow, step-by-step manga drawing instruction book from fan favourite manga artist and painter Camilla d'Errico, which features 32 lessons on illustrating cute, cool and quirky characters in the Pop Surrealist style with pencils.
"First published in Japan by Tokuma Shoten Co., Ltd."--Copyright page.
Magnificent hardcover art books featuring the incredible images and lore of Magic: The Gathering (R)!
Offers manga art instruction and projects. This title features over 20 step demonstrations showing how to draw and paint beautiful characters with watercolour and markers. It includes instruction on tools and materials, and basic techniques - sketching, drawing and colouring.
Grab a pencil and learn all the secrets needed to bring your manga story to life!
Shows you how to pose your character, create emotion through facial expressions, and stage your character to create drama. This book includes assignments that allow you to join in and bring your drawing to the next level with concrete techniques, as well as more theoretical analysis.
Through their analysis of the works of many well-known graphic novelists - including Bechdel, Clowes, Spiegelman and Ware - Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey discuss all the visual and literary features that make the graphic novel so noteworthy. They also pay special attention to the cultural context of the graphic novel since its rise to prominence half a century ago.
A deluxe art book showcasing the complete color art of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series.
God's Word as you've never seen it before!The first ever Manga adaptation of the Bible to be published in English.
Shows beginning and intermediate artists how to dress and accessorise their shojo characters in stylish clothes and accessories to fit various occasions. This title provides readers with modern looks and fashions for classic shojo graphic novel themes such high school romances, complex dramas, stories about friendship and sweet comedies.
Includes stories from zombie apocalypses to love stories that are centered on brooding, blood-sucking vampires, the occult and all things goth are immensely popular in today's media. This title helps you find all they need to know about turning a cute child into an undead one.
Though the field of comic book studies has burgeoned, Latino characters and creators have received little attention. This title illuminates the world of superheroes Firebird, Vibe, and the Blue Beetle while also examining the effects on readers who are challenged to envision such worlds.
Targeted at managa fans the world over who are irresistibly drawn to everything Kawaii and the cult of cute. From Hello Kitty to the huge array of Pokemon characters, this book shows you how to draw these intensely cute and colourfully graphic Kawaii characters.
28 easy-to-follow simple shapes and step-by-step illustrations to get you drawing these wonderful manga chibi characters.
For artists of all skill levels, Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels covers every aspect, from conceptualising a composition with characters and backgrounds, to lighting models. In this book you will discover everything you need to know in order to make the best composition and to tell an engaging story.
A brilliant adaptation of Stoker's timeless work that inspired many horror genres, gothic drama, theatrical, film and TV interpretations.
A guide to the characters, events, and world of Neon Genesis Evangelion. This book offers in-depth character profiles, relationship charts, technology specifications, battle tactics, episode summaries, and more.
A comprehensive visual survey of comic-art styles and themes throughout Japan and Asia
Celebrated cartoonist Darryl Cunningham draws compelling portraits of seven scientists who for reasons of gender, race, mental health, poverty - excessive wealth, even - have not won the recognition they deserve. Antoine Lavoisier, Mary Anning, George Washington Carver, Alfred Wegener, Nikola Tesla, Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Fred Hoyle.
A resource for those who want to learn about Manga, as well as for anybody teaching a course on the subject. It contains essays that address the manga industry on an international scale, the different genres, formats and artists, as well the fans themselves.
aracters - from the everyday boy to the ninja warrior!
28 easy-to-follow simple shapes and step-by-step illustrations to get you drawing these wonderful manga boy characters.
Draw Your Own Manga With the manga phenomenon booming, fans everywhere want to get into the act themselves. This third volume in the Draw Your Own Manga series is aimed at experienced manga artists who wish to improve their skills and technique. The book offers not only tips, practical instruction and inspiration but explains all the essential features of the main genres and the standard techniques used in common situations and action scenes. With many examples from works by famous artists, the book identifies and describes all the main types of manga, including Schools and Shojo, Bishojo and
The Awesome Anime Characters booklet is the ultimate quick-reference guide to drawing anime's most exciting action characters.
Explores the cultural history of the black avenger, examining a multicultural and cross-historical network of print material including fiction, drama, poetry, news, and historical writing as well as visual culture. The book tracks the black avenger trope from its inception in the seventeenth century to the US occupation of Haiti in 1915.
Engaging with Romanticism and the many monsters created by Romantic writers and artists such as Mary Shelley, Victor Hugo, and Goya, Maaheen Ahmed maps the heritage, functions, and effects of monsters in contemporary comics and graphic novels.
From Snow White to Shrek, it is the design that communicates a character's personality, before a single word of dialogue is spoken. This book explains the design concepts, character hierarchy, and on how to work with script, how to maximize a pose, and how to finish a character that sparkles. It also includes advice from professionals.
Rare wordless novels by four great 20th-century woodcut artists tell stories that reflect the political and social issues of their times as well as the broader issues that are still relevant today. An Introduction by George A. Walker places each wordless novel in its context and examines the influence of these works on contemporary culture.
Making Faces contains everything you need to give your characters a wide range of expressions.
Shows aspiring beginners how to draw the most popular style and widely read genre of Japanese comics.
Breaks down the 10 most common aspects that apply to any manga character, from a wild chibi to a bishoujo woman, into detailed lessons. Focusing on body proportion, different types of eyes, hair, poses, character types, expressions, and more, this book covers everything readers need to go from manga fans to manga artists.