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Mecha Mania: How to Draw the Battling Robots, Cool Spaceships, and Military Vehicles of Japanese Comics (Christopher Hart Titles)

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Mecha, a generic term well known in the manga and anime community, is short for mechanically-based humanoids — as well as anything else mechanical, high-tech, and really cool. If it can fly, swim, fire a weapon, explode, or destroy stuff, it's mecha.

Comic book and animation fans hunger for mecha. From the Gigantor animated TV series in the early '60s to today's Neon Genesis Evangelion, mecha is the king of anime. Most Japanese mecha animation features giant robots in epic battles. These giant robots are as tall as buildings — and teenage heroes enter the robot's deathpit and navigate it like a fighter jet. Mecha is also popular in such Nintendo, Playstation, and Sega Dreamcast computer games as Mech Warriors, Battletech, and Combat Assault Vehicle.

While some budding artists may not have a feel for human anatomy or drawing the expressive faces of cartoon characters, anyone who can draw blocks and circles can draw mecha. Mecha Mania demonstrates how easy it is to draw fantastic mecha vehicles, robots, space stations, and more. The 300 step-by-step illustrations make it simple for anyone to master this wildly popular comic book genre and achieve dramatic results.

Mecha Mania features all of the coolest mecha designs and variations, along with outrageous battle scenes. Also included are informative interviews with a company that creates mecha-based games and a Japanese publisher of mecha. Whether one's a beginning or professional artist, Mecha Mania is the best how-to reference ever published for mastering this hot, hot comic book art.

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About the Author

Christopher Hart is Watson-Guptill's top-selling author, with a track record of phenomenal sales totaling more than a million copies. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823030569
Author:
Hart, Christopher
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Cartoons & Comics
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Robots
Subject:
Cartooning
Subject:
Drawing - Other Specific subjects
Subject:
Commercial - Illustration - Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Techniques - Cartooning
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing - Specific Subjects
Subject:
Drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Christopher Hart Titles
Series Volume:
FS 180-99
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 COLOR AND 150 BandW
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11.10x8.46x.36 in. 1.11 lbs.

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