Manga is the art craze that is sweeping the world. Japanese manga comics have spawned an entirely fresh approach to sequential artwork and have given new inspiration to artists. The influence of manga can now be seen in films, animation and comics the world over. This book goes back to basics explaining what the manga style is and the tools and materials needed. There then follows a series of tutorials on how to draw individual character elements such as eyes, hair, hands, and clothing. Subsequent step-by-step projects then show how to put all of the individual elements together to create an effective manga character.
Sweatdrop Studios are a group of 17 artists who produce manga comics. Since the company started three years ago they have produced over 50 titles, including several anthologies. They are also involved in manga demonstrations and competitions at art shows and exhibitions. The company is based in Cambridge.