The Rough Guide to Manga

Author: Jason S. Yadao

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405384239

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 304

View: 8754

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: 6912

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

View: 1816

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: 1741

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.

The Rough Guide to Paris

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241254612

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 4096

The Rough Guide to Paris is your essential guide to Europe's most elegant city, with clear maps and detailed coverage of the best attractions. Inspirational photography, neighborhood-by-neighborhood accounts and detailed, up-to-date maps help you get the most out of a visit to Paris--whether that means Notre-Dame and a romantic stroll along the Seine or visits to edgy boutiques and less-visited corners of the French capital. With its frank, incisive reviews of the must-see sights and our pick of the best of the city's cafés, restaurants, bars, and clubs, from the hip to the timeless, The Rough Guide to Paris will help you discover all that Paris has to offer. Tell-it-like-it-is listings help you find the right accommodation for your budget, be it a boutique design hotel on the Left Bank, a luxurious classic on the Right, or just that perfect low-cost hostel. Whether you are enjoying a croissant in a small café or scaling the Eiffel Tower, this guide is indispensable. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Paris. Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

The Rough Guide to Brussels

Author: Martin Dunford

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1848361823

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 2398

The Rough Guide to Brussels is the ultimate companion to the beer-guzzling capital of Belgium. The full-colour introduction gives an inspiring insight into many of the city's highlights, from the top museums to Brussel's handsome Art Nouveau buildings. There are two new full-colour sections on the nation's twin passions, beer and food, plenty of easy-to-use maps and that essential practical information. You'll find dozens of extensive, up-to-the-minute reviews for bars, shopping, entertainment, restaurants and hotels of Berlin for every budget. With delightful day-trips to the neighbouring cities of Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp, this is your must-have item to the cultural and political hotspot of Brussels Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Brussels.

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: 4663

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 Brittany and Normandy

Author: Greg Ward

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241236118

Category: Travel

Page: 408

View: 428

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.

Manga: The Complete Guide

Author: Jason Thompson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345539443

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 592

View: 9539

• 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!

Kyoto and Nara: Rough Guides Snapshot Japan

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241014131

Category: Travel

Page: 124

View: 6505

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

Manga Art for Intermediates

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

Author: Danica Davidson,Rena Saiya

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510729534

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 8017

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 Tokyo

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241319072

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 959

This in-depth coverage of Tokyo's local attractions and sights takes you to the most rewarding spots - from the historic shrines and temples to the beautiful parks - and stunning color photography brings the land to life on the pages. Discover Tokyo's highlights, with expert advice on exploring the best sites, participating in festivals, and exploring local landmarks through extensive coverage of this fascinating area. Easy-to-use maps; reliable advice on how to get around; and insider reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops for all budgets ensure that you won't miss a thing. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Tokyo.

The Rough Guide to Classic Novels

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1848362188

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4149

Get the lowdown on the best fiction ever written. Over 230 of the world’s greatest novels are covered, from Quixote (1614) to Orhan Pamuk’s Snow (2002), with fascinating information about their plots and their authors – and suggestions for what to read next. The guide comes complete with recommendations of the best editions and translations for every genre from the most enticing crime and punishment to love, sex, heroes and anti-heroes, not to mention all the classics of comedy and satire, horror and mystery and many other literary genres. With feature boxes on experimental novels, female novelists, short reviews of interesting film and TV adaptations, and information on how the novel began, this guide will point you to all the classic literature you’ll ever need.

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: 4566

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.

Shonen Manga

Action-Packed!

Author: Kamikaze Factory Studio

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062115480

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 6699

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.

Manga For Dummies

Author: Kensuke Okabayashi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051054

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 432

View: 3507

If you love Manga, you’ll eat Manga For Dummies, right up. This step-by-step guide shows you how to create all of your favorite Manga characters from rough sketch through final full-color renderings. You’ll build your skills as you draw animals, mythical creatures, superheroes, teenagers, and villains—along with their weapons, cars, and homes. Soon you’ll be inventing your own characters and placing them in stylish poses and stirring action scenes. Before you know it you’ll be knocking out storyboards and plotlines for you own Manga book. Find out how to: Gear up for drawing with all the right tools and materials Develop the basic skills of Manga figure drawing Customize and accessorize your Manga characters Design spectacular weapons, gadgets, mechas, and vehicles Create 3-D drawings and give characters motion and emotion Write an exciting Manga Story Complete with a stunning, full-color 8 page insert, Manga for Dummies is your real-life guide to the ultimate fantasy world.

Shoujo Basics: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!

Author: Christopher Hart

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0385345321

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 2625

Focusing on the most popular style of manga, Shoujo Basics teaches readers how to draw all the trademark characteristics of shoujo characters; from lessons on glimmering eyes, flowing hair, and dramatic expressions to more basic elements such as the body, face, and poses, this book covers everything readers need to go from shoujo fans to shoujo artists. After an introduction to these elements, readers will have a chance to follow along Hart's in-depth step-by-steps, and will even be invited to draw on their own, right in the book's pages.

Manga Studio 5 Beginner's Guide

Author: Michael Rhodes

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849697671

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 8378

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.

The Rough Guide to Superheroes

Author: Paul Simpson,Helen Rodiss,Michaela Bushell

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 9781843533863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8910

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.

Monster Book of Manga: Gothic

Author: Jorge Balaguer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062210254

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 320

View: 5783

From Sergio Guinot, the founder of Ikari, the prestigious Japanese manga animation school and studio, comes The Monster Book of Manga Gothic, the sixth entry in the bestselling Monster Book of Manga series. This ultimate instructional illustration guide will teach both advanced manga artists and beginners about developing intriguing characters who have a dark, romantic side. Filled with hundreds of practical suggestions, hints, and tips for artists of all levels, The Monster Book of Manga Gothic is a must-have for aficionados and any illustrator who wants to create manga characters that are bold, sexy, and unforgettable.