Mangamanby Barry Lyga, Colleen Doran
Barry Lyga writes a metafictive masterpiece with art by multi-Eisner Award-winner Colleen Doran. Together they combine manga techniques and conventions with Western comic book storytelling to create a unique seamless comic hybrid. Ryoko, a character from the word of manga, falls hard—through the Rip into the "real" world and in love with the most… See more details below
Barry Lyga writes a metafictive masterpiece with art by multi-Eisner Award-winner Colleen Doran. Together they combine manga techniques and conventions with Western comic book storytelling to create a unique seamless comic hybrid. Ryoko, a character from the word of manga, falls hard—through the Rip into the "real" world and in love with the most beautiful girl in a typical American high school.
"An inventive offering, sure to please fans of both American and Japanese comics."—Kirkus, starred review
"Fantastic—in every sense of the word! Lyga and Doran have created an eye-popping fun-ride through the comics traditions of East and West. Fans of both comics and manga will love Mangaman. Colleen Doran’s encyclopedic, rapid-fire grasp of manga conventions blows my mind!" —Jeff Smith, author of Bone
"This is a wonderful, funny, touching story about the ultimate outsider seeking adventure and love within the borders that surround us all. There's some seriously innovative storytelling going on here, and the artwork is sensational. If you're looking for a fun read, a romp, a rollicking good time...then seriously: buy this book." —J. Michael Straczynski, New York Times Bestselling author of Superman: Earth One "This title will appeal to readers who are fans of both manga and Western comics or crossover titles such as Wolverine: Prodigal Son (2009) and X-men: Misfits (2009)."—Booklist "Esteemed artist Doran juggles manga and Western illustration styles effortlessly, capturing their defining characteristics with pitch-perfect accuracy." —School Library Journal, starred review
"Wonderfully quirky and subversive humor."--Bulletin
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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- 6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 Years
Meet the Author
Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek and the author of many books, including, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, Goth Girl Rising, Boy Toy, and Hero-Type for HMH and Wolverine: Worst Day Ever for Marvel Books and Archvillian for Scholastic. He has also written comic books about everything from sword-wielding nuns to alien revolutionaries. He worked as Marketing Manager at Diamond Comic Distributers for 10 years. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Visit Barry online at www.barrylyga.com.
Colleen Doran, in a career spanning more than twenty years, has worked on some of the greatest characters in comics, including Superman, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman, partnered with such writers as Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. Her books include A Distant Soil and Girl to Grrrl Manga. She has traveled and lectured extensively in Singapore, Japan, Germany, and England, and served as Artist in Residence at the Smithsonian Institute in 2006.
She won a grant from the Delphi Institute to study American popular culture, and was chosen to represent the United States at the Japan/America manga/comics seminar in Tokyo.
Visit her website at www.colleendoran.com.
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This book was so much fun. It points out and teases (in a good way) all the tropes in both American comics/graphic novels and manga. If you were like me and grew up with a brother reading comics and you liked manga--or you read both, you will at least appreciate this book, if not totally fall in love with the characters and the romance. Ryoko is sweet, funny, and sometimes overly sappy but endears himself to you the moment you meet him. The art style is beautiful, even if the manga visual tropes are a little over done (extremely long legs, impossibly thin waist...) Over all a five star book.
I would say its great, its a nice cute story, 148 pages though, but yes 5 stars