This is the third adventure in our series on cool inventions created in Asia.
The cute red panda Dao makes history come alive by transporting the kids Emma and Ethan back in time. Together they learn how fantastic creations came to be and zip back to the future!
This dynamically illustrated tale follows the evolution of Japan's fantastic comics and animation in the last century. Published in a rainbow of media, these forms of entertainment became synonymous with Japanese pop culture.
The story showcases iconic characters, best-selling series, and award-winning creators. Iconic shows are brought to life with the amazing artwork of Juan Calle, himself a fan of anime and manga since his childhood.
From Astro Boy and Speed Racer to Totoro and Pokemon, readers go behind the scenes.
Learn about unique genres, such as mecha (giant robots), and see how the Japanese style has influenced artists and entertainment around the world.
These amazing examples will inspire children to draw and write their own incredible stories.
About the Author
Phil Amara was an editor at Kitchen Sink Press and Dark Horse Comics, and writer of the The Nevermen comic book series and the book So, You Wanna Be A Comic Book Artist?: How To Break Into Comics! The Ultimate Guide For Kids. Currently he is a elementary school teacher in Massachusetts.
Oliver Chin is the author of the popular annual children's book series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. This remains the only series in English on the animals of the Lunar New Year, which is increasingly celebrated worldwide. He presents at schools, libraries, and museums nationwide and teaches artists of all ages how to create their own comic books.
Juan Calle is a Science illustrator from UC Santa Cruz, and art director at Liberum Donum Studios, based in Bogotá, Colombia. Juan created Immedium's children's book Good Dream, Bad Dream and illustrated The Year of the Rooster. Liberum Donum has worked for Weldon Owen publishing and Capstone Press, on titles for young audiences such as Show me How series, Papermania!, How to be a Werewolf, How to be a Zombie, and How to Draw Incredible Dinosaurs. The team works for the advertising and entertainment industry, and creates 2D and 3D animation for movies and TV, and visual development and concept art for video games.