The Rough Guide to Manga

Author: Jason S. Yadao

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405384239

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 304

View: 1803

The Rough Guide to Manga is the ultimate handbook offering a comprehensive overview of one of the most fashionable genre's in today's popular culture. The guide features the manga story: from manga's twelfth-century roots to the rise of English-language manga with profiles of influential creators like Leiji Matsumoto and CLAMP as well as publishers to look out for. You'll find an overview of manga's unique styles, techniques and genres decoded as well as a canon of fifty must-read manga, including the iconic Astro Boy, global hits Fruits Basket and Battle Royale, plus less well-known works like Please Save My Earth. The Rough Guide to Manga demystifies unfamiliar terms and genres for newcomers whilst offering manga fans plenty of new recommendations including listings for manga magazines and websites along with a glossary of terms. Crammed with illustrations, and including a section on the anime connection, this is must-have Manga for beginners and enthusiasts alike.

The Rough Guide to Anime

Author: Simon Richmond

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858282053

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 292

View: 4726

A fan's reference profiles directors, composers, voice-over artists, and more for top-selected films and series while sharing complementary travel information for recommended anime shrines and locations in Japan. Original.

The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels

Author: Danny Fingeroth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

View: 1440

Explains the history and types of graphic novels and lists must-read ones and well-known illustrators.

The Rough Guide to Japan

Author: Jan Dodd,Simon Richmond

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405389265

Category: Travel

Page: 848

View: 2147

Perfectly navigate one of the world's most fascinating countries with the award-winning Rough Guide to Japan. This opinionated guide is packed with essential information on everything from the latest and best places to sleep, eat, party and shop to pointers on etiquette and sustainable travel. All the major and many off the beaten track sights are covered including tropical dives in Okinawa, mountain traverses across the Japan Alps and contemporary art exhibits on islands in the Inland Sea. Different sections introduce Japan's delicious regional cuisines, its dynamic pop culture including manga and anime, and its rich variety of festivals. Gain a richer understanding of the country through chapters on Japan's history, religions, arts, movies and music plus coverage of pressing environmental issues. There are maps of all the main tourist destinations, together with separate diagrams of Tokyo and Osaka's train and subway systems.

Digital Manga Workshop

An Artist's Guide to Creating Manga Illustrations on Your Computer

Author: Jared Hodges,Lindsay Cibos

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060751606

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 5465

The unique Japanese cartoon style known as manga, with its exaggerated stylistic characters and vivid colors, has caught the attention of America. Now, with the advent of digital tools like Photoshop and Painter, manga artists have discovered new ways of bringing their artwork to life and onto the computer -- with astounding results! This complete guide presents a wealth of information by exploring the digital possibilities of creating manga-style artwork. It details the entire process, from initial rough sketches, to the finished color image, with in-depth instructions and illustrations that demonstrate the intricacies of each technique. It also deals with a variety of inking and coloring styles.revealing the secrets of how to achieve smooth, highly detailed line art directly on screen, how to recreate the appearance of traditional animation with cel-art techniques, and how to achieve a soft, dreamy, or traditional look with airbrush, watercolor, and painting tools. It also explains how custom backgrounds, special effects, and the use of filters can add the finishing touches that exemplify professional results.

The Rough Guide to Superheroes

Author: Paul Simpson,Helen Rodiss,Michaela Bushell

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 9781843533863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9563

Faster than a speeding bullet this new Rough Guide brings you the mind-bending truth about the fantasy world’s bravest and baddest, telling you all you need to know about the superheroes who save us – and their vile enemies. The guide includes chapters on; Superheroes and Heroines - the essential guide including sidekicks, catchphrases, ridiculous costumes and implausible powers, the villains from Asbestos Lady to Zeelmo and the low-down on the origins and creators - including the artists who created the superheroes, and the key comics, graphic novels and their publishers. An insightful and entertaining look is taken at how superheroes have influenced such icons as Jerry Seinfeld, Elvis Presley and Donald Duck, inspired scientists and changed fashion. Finally, the what, where and why of superhero lore on TV, in the movies, in print and on the Internet and the background, all you need to know about the legends from Batman to Namor the Submariner and the Incredibles.

The Rough Guide to Tokyo

Author: Simon Richmond,Jan Dodd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405382554

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 8946

The Rough Guide to Tokyo is the ultimate insider's guide to Japan's hyperactive capital. All major and many off-the-beaten-tracks sights are covered in detail - from the soaring Tokyo Sky Tree, the city's newest, highest viewpoint, to the exciting new contemporary art complex 3331 Arts Chiyoda and the reborn architectural treasure Mitsubishi Ichigokan. It cuts through the hype to reveal the metropolis's best places to sleep, eat, drink and shop, with a new chapter highlighting what a fantastic destination Tokyo is to take the kids. There's all you need to know for great day-trips to, among other places, the onsens of Hakone, the tranquil temples of Kamakura, and Yokohama's Chinatown. Full-colour sections introduce Tokyo's highlights, its delicious array of cuisines (and the best places to find them) and the world leading design role the city has in everything from architecture to fashion. Easy-to-read maps are provided throughout the guide, plus there's handy colour subway map.

Kyoto and Nara: Rough Guides Snapshot Japan

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241014131

Category: Travel

Page: 124

View: 8074

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Kyoto and Nara includes Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kinkaku-ji and Todai-ji The Rough Guide Snapshot to Kyoto and Nara is the ultimate travel guide to these Japanese prefectures. The guide leads you through the regions with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Kinkaku-ji to the Kyoto International Manga Museum and Ine fishing village to Todai-ji. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Japan, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Kyoto and Nara, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and culture and etiquette. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Japan. Full coverage: Kyoto Around Kyoto Nara Around Nara

The Rough Guide to India

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241295394

Category: Travel

Page: 1232

View: 7665

Thoroughly revised and revamped with expanded coverage for its tenth edition, The Rough Guide to India is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's great travel destinations. From the majestic landscapes of the Himalayas to the tropical backwaters of Kerala, the Rough Guide covers this endlessly fascinating country in unparalleled depth, with crystal-clear mapping and stunning photography throughout. Rough Guides' team of experts bring you all the major headline sights, from the "Golden Triangle" of Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa, and insider knowledge on new and off-the-beaten-track destinations, such as up-and-coming beach resorts and newly created wildlife reserves, with the most reliable background coverage available. You'll also find practical tips on the latest developments in this fast-changing destination, from the new e-Tourist visa programme (making it easier and cheaper to visit than ever before) to the explosion in B&Bs, home stays and hostels, the rise in adventure travel and even the incipient craft beer scene. Whether you're planning the holiday of a lifetime or a six-month backpacking adventure, The Rough Guide to India will ensure you don't miss a thing.

Manga Studio 5 Beginner's Guide

Author: Michael Rhodes

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849697671

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 4276

Using a step-by-step approach, this book will lead you through the process of building up complex, multi-page comic/Manga art, along with industry insights along the way. Manga Studio Beginner's Guide is for beginners in comic creation. The more you know about how comics are made, the better you will be, but it's not essential to get the most out of this book. Even if you're a professional comic artist, this book will get you up to speed on using Manga Studio 5.

How to Draw Manga

A Step-by-Step Guide with Over 750 Illustrations: Expert Techniques for Creating Your Own Manga Characters and Stories, with More Than 50 Exercises and Projects

Author: Tim Seeling,Yishan Li

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781780190143

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 6769

Offers an introduction to manga and provides step-by-step instructions for drawing a variety of manga characters along with information on the origins of manga, equipment, building backgrounds, narrative, and layout.

Manga: The Complete Guide

Author: Jason Thompson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345539443

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 592

View: 5989

• Reviews of more than 900 manga series • Ratings from 0 to 4 stars • Guidelines for age-appropriateness • Number of series volumes • Background info on series and artists THE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST! Whether you’re new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here’s a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! • Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork • Titles rated from zero to four stars–skip the clunkers, but don’t miss the hidden gems • Guidelines for age-appropriateness–from strictly mature to kid-friendly • Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others • The facts on the many kinds of manga–know your shôjo from your shônen • An overview of the manga industry and its history • A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU’VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!

The Rough Guide to Brittany and Normandy

Author: Greg Ward

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241236118

Category: Travel

Page: 408

View: 4897

The Rough Guide to Brittany & Normandy is the ultimate handbook for discovering the region, from the glorious medieval abbey of Mont-St-Michel to Monet's waterlily pond at Giverny, and the ancient Bayeux Tapestry. Discover walks and cycle trails through ancient forests and along stunning coastline, and learn more about the defining feature of the Breton landscape - the awe-inspiring megaliths of Carnac. Foodies will enjoy a full-colour section on Feasting in northern France, while readers are directed to the finest restaurants and café terraces, not to mention lively festivals and markets. Whether you're looking for the best camping or the most stylish hotels, you can rely on accommodation suggestions for every budget and taste. You'll find practical advice on travelling around the region, from river cruises to the SNCF rail service, as well as the clearest maps of any guide. Explore all corners of this region with authoritative background on everything from Brittany and Normandy's varied landscapes and wildlife to its fascinating history and musical heritage. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Brittany & Normandy.

Shonen Manga


Author: Kamikaze Factory Studio

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062115478

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 6741

A step-by-step guide to all the tricks-both freehand and digital-to creating the best manga characters, Shonen Manga is a fun, easy to read manga manual for artists of all ages and languages. Focusing on Shonen-style manga and anime (a genre targeting young boys-”Shonen” means young boy, referring to elementary through grade school age groups), Shonen Manga is a practical, hands-on guide to learning the skills of action-packed drawing. It includes detailed information on how to apply digital colour, 3D designs, vectorial drawing, and a host of other fascinating and useful design applications. Each project in Shonen Manga includes step-by-step instructions specifying software, tools, and professional tricks to achieve the gritty eyes, roaring faces, and clenched fists of teen heroes, martial art masters, ninja girls, and violent samurai, integral to the Shonen genre. Shonen Manga will walk an audience of manga artists, illustrators, and graphic designers through the basic stages of manga production, beginning with black-and-white sketches and ending with vibrant, fully costumed characters.

Mega Manga

The Complete Reference to Drawing Manga

Author: Keith Sparrow

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844483877

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 1119

Copyright date: 2007. Originally published: 2008.

The Rough Guide to Children's Books

0-5 Years

Author: Nicholas Tucker

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 9781858287874

Category: Children's books

Page: 251

View: 1425

This guide examines the best children's books currently available for 0 to 5 year olds. It includes reviews of recommended titles, with a brief synopsis of each, and an evaluation of its special qualities and educational advantages.

Manga Art for Intermediates

A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Manga Drawings

Author: Danica Davidson,Rena Saiya

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

ISBN: 9781510729520


Page: 216

View: 6692

Bring your own manga characters to life!With millions of fans around the world, manga is a beloved art form. Now you, too, can learn how to draw your favorite characters from Japanese comics and anime! Manga Art for Intermediates shows you how to draw detailed clothing, facial expressions, and other features, like hair and accessories. With gradual steps and helpful tips, this book will have you creating your own colorful characters in no time at all!Learn to draw: Gothic Lolita Shonen Hero Bride Groom Nekojin ("cat people") Yokai Victorian Man Female Warrior The authors have done all the work for you. Just follow their simple, straightforward instructions, study the step-by-step drawings, and you'll soon have your own collection of fantastic manga characters!

The Rough Guide to Videogaming

Author: Kate Berens,Geoff Howard

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858289106

Category: Video games

Page: 523

View: 4187

Videogamers will find all they need to know in this collection of reviews of the top 150 games. Includes a roundup of monthly magazines and e-zines and Web site contact information for all hardware manufacturers, game developers, and publishers mentioned in the guide. Screen shots.

Manga Studio For Dummies

Author: Doug Hills

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051467

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 4541

Love Manga? The newest features of Manga Studio help you bring your ideas to life! The tools available in the latest version of this powerful program make it easy to turn your computer into your drawing board, and Manga Studio For Dummies makes it easy to get started. Discover how to use Manga Studio to begin creating comics in manga or Western styles, add color to your creations, and share them with your adoring public. It’s a breeze once you know your way around the program. Manga may have begun in Japan, but Manga Studio For Dummies is written in plain English, and shows you how to: Build and use page templates Rough in your comic with penciling techniques Work 100% digital, or use a combination of digital and traditional tools if you prefer Work with layers, rulers, and panels Add speech bubbles and sound effects text Ink your work and add tones Prepare your creations for print or distribution on the Web Written by a working digital artist, Manga Studio For Dummies covers both Manga Studio Debut and EX versions. As an added bonus, it even gives you a peek into the world of manga and comics in general. With the help of Manga Studio For Dummies, you just might find yourself among the comic artists whose work populates the Web and gathers thousands of fans! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


Author: David Abram

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843530473

Category: Travel

Page: 472

View: 826

Provides information for travelers to the island on lodging, restaurants, transportation, currency, history, and culture.