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Manga Mania: Romance: Drawing Shojo Girls and Bishie Boys (Manga Mania) [Paperback]

By Chris Hart (Author)
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Offers aspiring young artists a complete course in the manga-romance genre, showing how to create classic manga characters and providing numerous ideas for story plots.

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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. 

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Item Specifications...

Pages   148
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 9.25" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2008
Publisher   Chris Hart Books
Age  12-17
ISBN  1933027436  
ISBN13  9781933027432  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Andy Husbands, the award-winning chef/owner of Tremont 647, has been enticing patrons with his adventurous American cuisine at the South End neighborhood restaurant and bar for well over a decade. A James Beard "Best Chef" semi-finalist, Andy competed in the sixth season of Fox Television Network's "Hells Kitchen" with Gordon Ramsay. When he's not in the kitchen or working with his favorite charities, Andy is on the BBQ trail with his award-winning team, iQUE (http: // His first cookbook, "The Fearless Chef", is currently in its second printing. http: //

Chris Hart, winner of the Jack Daniel Invitational World Championship in 2009, has dominated the competition BBQ circuit for the past 10 years with his team, iQUE. The team was the first group of northerners in barbecue history to win a World Championship. Chris spends his days developing software, but his passion for cooking barbecue has him following the competition BBQ trail on weekends, pitting his talents against the best pitmasters in the U.S. In 2010, Chris cooked an elaborate barbecue tasting menu at the James Beard House in NYC. In 2011 he competed in Food Network's inaugural season of "Best in Smoke."

Andrea Pyenson has been writing about food for more than a decade and enjoying it for a lot longer than that. Her writing about food and travel has appeared in "The Boston Globe", "edible Boston", "edible Cape Cod",,, "The Washington Post", and "Fine Cooking", among others. Pyenson was associate editor of "The Boston Globe Illustrated New England Seafood Cookbook" and assistant editor of "52 Weeks Cheap Eats: Dining Deals in Greater Boston".

Multi-award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher, and TV host, Steven Raichlen is the man who reinvented barbecue. His best-selling "Barbecue Bible "cookbook series and The Primal Grill and Barbecue University TV shows on PBS have helped people all over the world ascend the ladder of grilling enlightenment. He lives with his wife, Barbara, in Miami, Florida. http: //

Ken Goodman is a freelance photographer based in New York City. He specializes in food and chef photography, concerts, events, portraits and cookbooks. His work has appeared in "Rolling Stone "magazine and "Art Culinaire", and he has photographed Mario Batali, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Michael Stipe, The Edge, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Mariska Hargitay, Stanley Tucci, Jon Bon Jovi, and Anthony Bourdain (among others). Prior to his photography career, he spent 20 years in the restaurant industry as a classically trained chef, culinary educator, and restaurant consultant. Visit him online at http: //

Chris Hart currently resides in Birmingham Brimingham. Chris Hart has an academic affiliation as follows - St George's Hospital Medical School, London Kingston University and St.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Cartooning
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Arts & Music > Art > Cartooning
4Books > Subjects > Children > Arts & Music > Art > Drawing
5Books > Subjects > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga > By Creator > Hart, Christopher
6Books > Subjects > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Manga Mania: Romance: Drawing Shojo Girls and Bishie Boys (Manga Mania)?

Summer fun  Jul 11, 2008
This book is excellent and my girls love it. It allows them to dive into romance, love, relationships and excel by using this book. The emphasis on the detail enable one to create the most adorable characters. So many ideas of figures, moods, expressions, clothing & accessories make the task a lot easier and possible. Quite a few action scenes as well as finishing techniques make this book complete. Hours of learn and fun for the summer.
Incredibly informative!  Jul 5, 2008
Chris Hart has written another masterpiece! If you want to learn how to or better master Manga drawing then you have to buy this book. It's written so well and the step by step instructions make it very easy to make the drawings look real.
Enjoyed immensely!  Jul 2, 2008
This is an enjoyable, informative instructional book from Chris Hart that my family and I have had a great deal of fun with. My two daughters found special enjoyment in drawing the shojo girls andm yes, the bishie boys! There are great sections on costumes, close-ups, group shots - ideas that you would be hard pressed to find any place other than a Chris Hart book.

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