Manga: Masters of the Art

Overview

With its stylistic characters and vivid colors, manga has captured the imagination of millions. Now, Manga: Masters of the Art goes straight to the source — the artists themselves — for the ultimate insider's look at this global phenomenon.

Each section includes a question-and-answer session, allowing the reader first-hand access to the artist's thoughts and ideas. They discuss how they became interested in manga, their first published work, where they get their ideas, the ...

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Overview

With its stylistic characters and vivid colors, manga has captured the imagination of millions. Now, Manga: Masters of the Art goes straight to the source — the artists themselves — for the ultimate insider's look at this global phenomenon.

Each section includes a question-and-answer session, allowing the reader first-hand access to the artist's thoughts and ideas. They discuss how they became interested in manga, their first published work, where they get their ideas, the creative process, tips and techniques, artistic influences, the genre itself, and much more. Illustrations and photographs of each artist's most seminal works are accompanied by extensive, explanatory captions.

Manga: Masters of the Art is a practical reference book, a fascinating look at how this incredible artwork makes it from concept to reality, and a thoughtful commentary on the genre — perfect for the growing legions of manga fans.

The artists featured are:

  • Kia Asamiya (Silent Möbius, Batman: Child of Dreams)
  • CLAMP (Chobits, Tsubasa)
  • Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond, Slam Dunk)
  • Erica Sakurazawa (Between the Sheets, The Aromatic Bitters)
  • Jiro Taniguchi (Icaro, The Walking Man)
  • Yuko Tsuno (Swing Shell)
  • Tatsuya Egawa (Golden Boy, Tokyo University Story)
  • Suehiro Maruo (Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show)
  • Reiko Okano (Onmyoji, Fancy Dance)
  • Mafuyu Hiroki (Apples)
  • Miou Takaya (Crazy Heaven, Map of Sacred Pain)
  • Usamaru Furuya (Short Cuts, Palepoli)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060833312
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 900,488
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Lehman is a journalist who has worked in newspapers for over 20 years as an artist, designer, photographer, writer and art director where he has won awards in journalism, design and graphics. He is an expert in European comics and manga, and regularly lectures across the country on manga creation and anime. He lives in Portage, Michigan.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    Into the Minds of the Mangaka

    If you like manga or comics and you also are an artist who creates comics or is considering it, this is the book to read. Inspired by manga and anime, I recently took up my pencil and pen again after many years of not drawing. This book was the right find at the right time. It was unbelievably inspiring to me to read these interviews with manga artists (mangaka) about their process and personal history. Twelve renowned mangaka are featured, with representative samples of work throughout their careers (so you can see their progression) and revealing interviews. Many of the same questions are asked of each artist, and it's interesting how differently they answered. There are pictures of each artist in their studio at work, and to me it was fascinating to see that. Really this was a terrific book.

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