Pop Manga: How to Draw the Coolest, Cutest Characters, Animals, Mascots, and More

Pop Manga: How to Draw the Coolest, Cutest Characters, Animals, Mascots, and More


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Pop Manga: How to Draw the Coolest, Cutest Characters, Animals, Mascots, and More by Camilla d'Errico, Stephen W. Martin

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 indispensible guide that is sure to appeal to manga diehards and aspiring artists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307985507
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 95,165
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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.

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 Naruto, Chobits, 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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Pop Manga: How to Draw the Coolest, Cutest Characters, Animals, Mascots, and More 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this book to my 10 yr old granddaughter for Christmas. She love it and has been drawing much more since receiving it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I didn't buy it for manga, but because she gives you a look behind the scenes. It's rare to find an artist that will walk you through the steps they use to produce their art, and Camilla is amazing when she does. I love her work and her tutorials in the book. I went through the different lessons and my art improved dramatically in a week. I'm purchasing Pop Painting to go with this book. If you want to learn how to draw, check out this book! It also makes a great gift!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay so I was wondering if this is a good book to buy for teaching manga. I really want to learn how but I need some opinons. Response to dragonlove363 and say yes or no and why. Please help me deciede!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i did not buy this book for manga, this book was recommended to me by a friend to use for anatomy, clothing and action poses. i like the you tube videos by Mark Crilley but his books are not as good as this one. it really shows anatomy for basic drawing very good. it shows in detail how to go about making the complete drawing. and if you are interested in manga, i would say this is the best book out there on the topic. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
This is really cute but will it look good and be easy to read on the nook simple touch?