Draw Your Own Manga

All The Basics

  • Haruno Nagatomo
Draw Your Own Manga

Size: 260×190 mm, 380 g
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
8 color pages
ISBN10: 4-7700-2951-9
ISBN13: 978-4-7700-2951-5
Release date: Jan. 1, 2004

List price: $19.95

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American Library Association’s 2005 Best List — Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Ever wanted to draw manga but didn’t know where to start?
Ever felt there’s something not quite right with your drawing but not sure what?

Draw Your Own Manga: All the Basics is the book for you! The textbook of choice at Tokyo Animation College—the leading school for manga artists in Japan, it covers all the basic information you need to get started on drawing manga with clear and easy-to-understand instructions.

  • Which materials and tools are essential and how to use them.
  • How to draw characters, and what proportions to use for dodies and faces.
  • Techniques for creating simple but effective special effects in ink and screen tone.
  • Easy-to-follow rules for drawing in different types of perspective.
  • How to use photographic material for backgrounds.

Draw Your Own Manga: All The Basics also features interviews with two famous mang artists, Takao Yaguchi and Tōru Fujisawa, who share their thoughts on the important features of manga and what it takes to become a manga artist.



“... Just the right pick for anyone who secretly draws Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! characters on notepads in office meetings ... This easy-to-use guide discusses all the important ingredients of the wide-eyed manga universe.”
Animation Magazine

“Avid fans of manga and aspiring artists will love taking a peek behind the scenes and learning to create their own manga artwork from this book.”
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

“What makes this book stand out from the numerous other manga and anime how-to books are the great interviews with professionals ... highly recommended.”
Hawaii Herald

“Ever wanted to draw manga but didn’t know where to start? Do you feel there’s something not quite right with your drawing but not sure what? [This book] is the book for you”
Japan Today 

“Any youngster unable to resist the Japanese animation wonders of Pokemon, Digimon or Sailor Moon will love learning how to draw their favorite characters. This easy to understand book teaches kids and budding artists the ins and outs of drawing this popular style of animation. Great illustrations and clear instructions make this a great guide for creative projects.”
New Idea Magazine (Australia)

“The book moves into very complete instructions, delivered by a manga character and supplemented by photos of the necessary materials and equipment, for starting up as a manga artist yourself. ..if you want to become a manga artist, this is a very good place to start.”
The Daily Yomiuri