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Manga Mania™: Romance
Drawing Shojo Girls and Bishie Boys
Pencils! Paints! Passion! The Japanese-style comic books known as manga have a huge following in America. Chris Hart, author of several bestselling how-to-draw books, now offers aspiring young artists a complete course in the manga-romance genre. He shows how to create classic manga characters: sweet-and-caring pretty girls with huge, glistening eyes; exciting boy heroes, including handsome teen-idol types, rough-hewn rebels, and young mystery men; girl comedy characters, who not only provide laughs, but also help high school girls deal with their insecurities; and many others. With thorough art instruction and lots of ideas for story plots, this is an intriguing invitation to an art form that anyone who loves to draw will find irresistible.
Chris Hart is a star in the drawing-book world. His mega-selling Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics quickly became the #1 selling art book in the country, with sales topping 165,000 copies. It also won the prestigious New Jersey Library Association’s Garden State Teen Book Award in the category of nonfiction for grades 6-12. Drawing Cutting Edge Comics, has sold more than 90,000 copies. His recent Manhwa Mania, was chosen by the ALA as one of its “Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers” for 2006, ages 12-18. Hart’s work has been featured in such publications as American Artist, Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Mad Magazine, Highlights for Children, Crayola Kids, Ranger Rick, and Boy’s Life, as well as on television and the web.