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Most popular Graphic novel & Manga artwork books

The most popular Graphic novel & Manga artwork books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Book of Sarah
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.
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You Will be Able to Draw Manga by the End of this Book
Unlock your artistic talents and create your own exciting manga art with this unique interactive handbook.
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Ravens of Thri Sahashri: A cooperative card game for two players
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.
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Sketch with Asia: Manga Style Art, Tips and Tutorials
Following on from Asia Ladowska's hugely popular online and weekly #SketchwithAsia challenge, is a book filled with Manga-inspired art, tips, and tutorials.
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Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition
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.
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Naruto Illustration Book
Art from the world's most popular ninja manga
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Manga
The story of manga, a vibrant form of Japanese narrative art, from its historic roots to its place as a contemporary global phenomenon.
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Manga For The Beginner
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.
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Moe Manifesto: An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming
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
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Chibi Art Class: A Complete Course in Drawing Chibi Cuties and Beasties - Includes 19 step-by-step tutorials!
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!
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Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 Drawing Lessons from the Creator of Akiko
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.
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Learn to Draw Cartoons: The World's Easiest Cartooning Book Ever!
Chris Hart simplifies the process of drawing dynamic cartoon characters so that anyone can get started right away.
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Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
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.
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Little Book of Manga Drawing: More than 50 tips and techniques for learning the art of manga and anime
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Pop Manga Drawing: 30 Step-by-Step Lessons for Pencil Drawing in the Pop Surrealism Style
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.
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Art of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
"First published in Japan by Tokuma Shoten Co., Ltd."--Copyright page.
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Amigurumi Sweets: Crochet Fancy Pastries and Desserts!
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Art of Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends
Magnificent hardcover art books featuring the incredible images and lore of Magic: The Gathering (R)!
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Shojo Wonder Manga Art School: Create Your Own Cool Characters and Costumes with Markers
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.
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Mastering Manga 2: Level Up with Mark Crilley
Grab a pencil and learn all the secrets needed to bring your manga story to life!
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Character Mentor: Learn by Example to Use Expressions, Poses, and Staging to Bring Your Characters 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.
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Graphic Novel: An Introduction
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.
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Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist
A deluxe art book showcasing the complete color art of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series.
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Manga Bible: Raw
God's Word as you've never seen it before!The first ever Manga adaptation of the Bible to be published in English.
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Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2: Draw Modern Looks
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.
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Manga For The Beginner Midnight Monsters
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.
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Art of Posuka Demizu
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Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez
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.
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Manga For The Beginner Kawaii
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.
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How to Draw: Manga Chibis: In Simple Steps
28 easy-to-follow simple shapes and step-by-step illustrations to get you drawing these wonderful manga chibi characters.
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Hokusai Manga
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Sky, The: The Art Of Final Fantasy Slipcased Edition
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Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels
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.
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Dracula: Manga Classics
A brilliant adaptation of Stoker's timeless work that inspired many horror genres, gothic drama, theatrical, film and TV interpretations.
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Essential Evangelion Chronicle: Side B
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.
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Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics
A comprehensive visual survey of comic-art styles and themes throughout Japan and Asia
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Graphic Science: Seven Journeys of Discovery
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.
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Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives
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.
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Monster Book of Manga Boys
aracters - from the everyday boy to the ninja warrior!
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How to Draw: Manga Boys: In Simple Steps
28 easy-to-follow simple shapes and step-by-step illustrations to get you drawing these wonderful manga boy characters.
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Draw Your Own Manga: Honing Your Style
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
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Awesome Anime Characters
The Awesome Anime Characters booklet is the ultimate quick-reference guide to drawing anime's most exciting action characters.
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Black Avenger in Atlantic Culture
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.
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One Piece Color Walk Compendium: Water Seven to Paramount War
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Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics
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.
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Creating Characters With Personality
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.
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Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels
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.
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Making Faces: Drawing Expressions for Comics and Cartoons
Making Faces contains everything you need to give your characters a wide range of expressions.
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Manga For The Beginner Shoujo
Shows aspiring beginners how to draw the most popular style and widely read genre of Japanese comics.
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Top Ten Essentials: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!
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.