Manga Fashion Bible
Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Chris Hart Books
Packed with tutorials and enticing projects, this stylish compilation from bestselling author Christopher Hart demystifies the entire process of drawing manga s irresistibly edgy fashions. From classic outfits to new Tokyo trends, hairstyles to figures and poses, Chris explores this popular Japanese genre in depth: mixing and matching outfits, creating complementary color schemes, drawing patterns on fabric, and more. A troubleshooting guide helps beginners solve common problems."
This volume offers a brand-new "sketching to plan" tin can crammed full of sketching fundamentals for you to use when creating your own manga, as well as suggestions and ideas to help your artwork improve. This book is a brilliantly condensed can of artwork, jam-packed with a wide range of styles, ranging from renditions that are realistic without being slavishly naturalisitc to stylized "abstracted" and "exxagerated" renditions.
Author: Massimiliano Capella
Since her creation in 1959, Barbie has broken cultural, social, and linguistic barriers, all while showcasing a fabulous fashion sense. Organized into five sections: Barbie Is Fashion; Barbie's Family; Dolls of the World; Barbie's Careers; and Queen, Diva and Celebrity, Barbie as Global Icon, Barbie: The Icon celebrates the impact Barbie has had in culture for three generations in everything from style, to fashion, to careers, that makes her the voice of the contemporary woman, the voice of pop culture, and the image of a genuine living legend.
Comics and Narration
Author: Thierry Groensteen
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
This book is the follow-up to Thierry Groensteen's groundbreaking The System of Comics, in which the leading French-language comics theorist set out to investigate how the medium functions, introducing the principle of iconic solidarity, and showing the systems that underlie the articulation between panels at three levels: page layout, linear sequence, and nonsequential links woven through the comic book as a whole. He now develops that analysis further, using examples from a very wide range of comics, including the work of American artists such as Chris Ware and Robert Crumb. He tests out his theoretical framework by bringing it up against cases that challenge it, such as abstract comics, digital comics and shojo manga, and offers insightful reflections on these innovations. In addition, he includes lengthy chapters on three areas not covered in the first book. First, he explores the role of the narrator, both verbal and visual, and the particular issues that arise out of narration in autobiographical comics. Second, Groensteen tackles the question of rhythm in comics, and the skill demonstrated by virtuoso artists in intertwining different rhythms over and above the basic beat provided by the discontinuity of the panels. And third he resets the relationship of comics to contemporary art, conditioned by cultural history and aesthetic traditions but evolving recently as comics artists move onto avant-garde terrain.
Offers step-by-step instructions to learn how to copy and draw more than 800 facial expressions of cartoon characters in the Japanese comic book style known as “manga,” including school girls, heroes and villains. Original.
Author: Cyril Pedrosa
In an equinox, day is as long as night, as if the world found perfect equilibrium between shadow and light, a fleeting equilibrium, similar to the stakes of our human destinies. Segmented into four tableaux for four seasons, unrelated people of all social backgrounds seeking equilibrium cross paths with other solitudes, weaving in and out of one another's lives- all captivated and tormented by the enigmatic meaning of life. Every season has its visual identity and its individual voice, culminating in summer and, possibly, an answer. Equinoxes is a unique ground-breaking work of rare intensity and narrative sensibility by a rising bestselling star of European comics.
How to Draw Manga
Author: Andrew Harnes
Step by Step, How to Draw Manga with Over 90+ Illustrations! (Seriously Scroll up and Look Inside!)Comes with A lot of Illustrations! Amazing Hidden Techniques!Comes with BONUS Normally Sold at $9.97 for FREE, Only for TODAY!Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn Inside... Materials When You're Starting Out The Fundamental Elements of Arts Do Warm-ups Before You Start Techniques on How to Draw the Face - Eyes, Mouth, Nose and Ears Drawing the Face in Different Angles How to Draw the Hair and Different Hairstyles Using the Anatomy Model in Drawing the Body - Hands, Trunk and Legs Making your Character Do Some Actions Designing your Character Clothes, Accessories and Shoes! Things Included in The Book (Scroll up and Look Inside!) Over 90+ Colorful Drawings Hand Held Step by Step Instructions with ILLUSTRATIONS! Extra Bonuses Included in the Book!
Author: Frederik L. Schodt
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
A classic work praised for its scope and intelligence, now in a gift edition for fans, with a new Foreword
The revolutionary work of graphic storytelling that inspired a new art form. Will Eisner was present at the dawn of comics. In the 1940s, he pushed the boundaries of the medium with his acclaimed weekly comic strip The Spirit, and with the publication of A Contract with God in 1978, he created a new medium altogether: the graphic novel. It was unlike anything seen before, heralding an era when serious cartoonists were liberated from the limiting confines of the comic strip. Eisner’s work was a shining example of what comics could be: as inventive, moving, and complex as any literary art form. Eisner considered himself “a graphic witness reporting on life, death, heartbreak, and the never-ending struggle to prevail.” A Contract with God begins with a gripping tale that mirrors the artist’s real-life tragedy, the death of his daughter. Frimme Hersh, a devout Jew, questions his relationship with God after the loss of his own beloved child. Hersh’s crisis is intertwined with the lives of the other unforgettable denizens of Eisner’s iconic Dropsie Avenue, a fictionalized version of the quintessential New York City street where he came of age at the height of the Depression. This centennial edition showcases Eisner’s singular visual style in new high-resolution scans of his original art, complete with an introduction by Scott McCloud and an illuminating history of Eisner’s seminal work. Now readers can experience the legendary book that launched a unique art form and reaffirmed Will Eisner as one of the great pioneers of American graphic storytelling.
Born of Japan's cultural encounter with Western entertainment media, manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films) are two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture. Because they tell stories through visual imagery, they vault over language barriers. Well suited to electronic transmission and distributed by Japan's globalized culture industry, they have become a powerful force in both the mediascape and the marketplace.This volume brings together an international group of scholars from many specialties to probe the richness and subtleties of these deceptively simple cultural forms. The contributors explore the historical, cultural, sociological, and religious dimensions of manga and anime, and examine specific sub-genres, artists, and stylistics. The book also addresses such topics as spirituality, the use of visual culture by Japanese new religious movements, Japanese Goth, nostalgia and Japanese pop, "cute" (kawali) subculture and comics for girls, and more. With illustrations throughout, it is a rich source for all scholars and fans of manga and anime as well as students of contemporary mass culture or Japanese culture and civilization.
Dead, She Said
Author: Steve Niles
Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc
Detective Coogan knows well that there are some pretty shady freaks out there in the big city... but he doesn’t know that some of those freaks aren’t human! He learns it the hard way, and ends up on the wrong side of a bullet in this new series from comic book legends Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson that mixes horror and noir into a tightly wound nightmare of twists and turns.
Author: Warren Ellis, John Cassaday
When Snow initiates the second part of his comeback plan to stop The Four, he makes a startling revelation about his past, and uncovers information on the world's first moon shot in 1851.
Author: Peter Milligan, Davide Gianfelice
A shocking drama unfolds on the blood, tear and fluid-stained stage of Greek Street as disturbed mother killer Eddie and aristo visionary Sandy try to get to London where Dedalus investigates a suicide and an urban witch tries to get through to a monster.