Manga Mania Shoujo: How to Draw the Charming and Romantic Characters of Japanese Comics
The Japanese-style comic books known as manga have a huge following in America. Chris Hart, author of several bestselling how-to-draw books, now offers aspiring young artists a complete course in the manga-romance genre. He shows how to create classic manga characters: sweet and pretty girls with huge eyes; exciting boy heroes, including handsome teen-idol types, rough-hewn rebels and young mystery men; girl comedy characters, who not only provide laughs, but also help high school girls deal with their insecurities; and many others. With thorough art instruction and lots of ideas for story plots, this is an intriguing invitation to an art form that anyone who loves to draw will find irresistible.