Pop Manga: How to Draw the Coolest, Cutest Characters, Animals, Mascots, and More [NOOK Book]

Overview

Renowned manga artist and comics creator Camilla D'Errico's beginner's guide to drawing her signature Japanese-style characters.
From comics to video games to contemporary fine art, the beautiful, wide-eyed-girl look of shoujo manga has infiltrated pop culture, and no artist's work today better exemplifies this trend than Camilla D'Errico's.  In her first instructional guide, D'Errico reveals  techniques for creating her emotive yet playful manga characters, with ...
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Pop Manga: How to Draw the Coolest, Cutest Characters, Animals, Mascots, and More

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Overview

Renowned manga artist and comics creator Camilla D'Errico's beginner's guide to drawing her signature Japanese-style characters.
From comics to video games to contemporary fine art, the beautiful, wide-eyed-girl look of shoujo manga has infiltrated pop culture, and no artist's work today better exemplifies this trend than Camilla D'Errico's.  In her first instructional guide, D'Errico reveals  techniques for creating her emotive yet playful manga characters, with lessons on drawing basic body construction, capturing action, and creating animals, chibis, and mascots.  Plus, she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at her character design process, pointers on creating their own comics, and prompts for finishing her drawings. Pop Manga is both a celebration of creativity and an indespensible guide that is sure to appeal to manga diehards and aspiring artists alike. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307985514
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 223,666
  • File size: 36 MB
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Meet the Author

CAMILLA D'ERRICO is a product of her early addiction to Saturday morning cartoons, comics, and manga. Her client list includes Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Random House, Tokyopop, Hasbro, Disney, Sanrio, and Neil Gaiman. Her own characters and properties, Tanpopo and the Helmetgirls, are international sensations, and her emotive paintings have propelled her to the top of the ranks of the New Contemporary art movement. In 2011 she was nominated for the Joe Shuster Award and the Will Eisner Award--the two most prestigious awards in comics. D'Errico lives in Vancouver. Visit her at www.CamillaDerrico.com.

STEPHEN W. MARTIN is a screenwriter and story editor in film and comics. He lives in Vancouver. 
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Read an Excerpt

"Whenever I’m creating a new character, I always start with the eyes. You get all the emotion from the eyes; they are the gateway to the character’s soul. Eyes are the manga artist’s catchphrase or calling card. Next time you’re reading NarutoChobits, or even Vampire Knight—some of my personal favorites—take a look at the characters’ eyes and notice the differences in the style and execution. Each manga artist has a signature way of drawing eyes. My eyes are “circle eyes,” and that’s the style you’re about to learn. But I want you to take the steps I teach you and run with them, altering them to match your own style and your own characters’ personalities. Remember, it’s your signature, so have fun!"
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    I recommend it!!!

    I bought this book to draw Manga! It's an Amazing book, it gives you a lots of details on drawing expressions, drawing hands, body, face... There are beautiful painting inside!!!

    You must check it out!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    A Fun Drawing Experience

    I gave this book to my 10 yr old granddaughter for Christmas. She love it and has been drawing much more since receiving it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Anime/manga

    Do you like fairy tail?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    I really love this book! Prettier art than other "How to Manga" books

    There are lots of guidelines for the beginner, and it does things like faces, anatomy of males and females, things in different angles and positions, and even cute animals! Now if you want more variety, there is other books say by Mark Crilley that will have more pictures, less writing. But really for me I really like Camilla's art style in the end better, and she says sometimes she strays from traditional manga styles, but in the end she wants you to find your own style that works for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Cutie pie

    It sucks like fish

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    This is really cute but...

    This is really cute
    but will it look good and be easy to read on the nook simple touch?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 18, 2013

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