Here is an inspiring and instructive guide to drawing manga. It offers budding artists the chance to take step-by-step lessons, and learn essential skills from the professionals. The book details all stages of the creative process, from developing characters and designing exciting fantasy worlds to completing a full narrative and dynamic layout. It describes how to create a range of manga settings, from natural or present-day to fantasy and cyberpunk, and the cast of typical characters, from heroes and villains to alien life forms and monsters. Settings and backgrounds are featured, and how to use them to create worlds that bring your characters to life. There is also instruction on how to convey action and assemble a story, from crafting the overall narrative to creating a finished page from concept to inking. With over 750 illustrations, this practical book will inspire cartoonists of all levels to produce fun and original manga creations.
Tim Seelig is an illustrator and designer who has provided mixed-media cover art for albums, books, comics and graphic novels. He is an annual visiting lecturer on the Digital Media course at the University of Canterbury Christ Church in Kent, England.
Yishan Li is a professional manga artist whose work has been published worldwide. She draws the monthly strip The Adventures of CG! for the internationally published CosmoGIRL magazine.