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Heroes, schmeroes! Its the bad guys that have all the fun! With Christopher Harts Manga Mania Villains: How to Draw the Dastardly Characters of Japanese Comics
, everyday artists and manga/anime fans can have fun, too, as they capture the worst guys the art form has to offer in all their nefarious glory.
Since mangas inception, its characters have had to battle the powerful forces of evil. Nothing short of world domination would satisfy them! Theyve wreaked havoc on the streets of Tokyo, invaded our skies, and launched torpedoes from the sea. While heroes are burdened with morals and ethics, there is no depth to which diabolical villains wont sink in order to win!
Chapters oozing with evil villains instruct readers on drawing evil heads and evil bodies, evil poses and evil expressions, evil costumes, and more endlessly evil stuff. Chris Hart, the best-selling author of drawing and cartooning books, makes drawing evil fun and leaves out no villain: there are space pirates, mad scientists, mutants, even corporate sharks! But he doesnt stop with characters and poses: this illustration- and instruction-filled guide shows amateur artists how they can easily capture the intricacies of the villains weaponry and hide-outs, and even shows them how to draw a futuristic, maximum security prison that houses the most wicked guys in the galaxy. The book also includes examples of manga and anime art from some of the biggest names in the business.
Animators, anime fans, comic book lovers, and serious artists will thrill to the evil art in Christopher Harts latest manga tutorial, a companion title to Manga Mania, Anime Mania, and Mecha Mania.
- The villains are the stars of manga, an always-hot trend in comic book and cartoon art
- Manga Mania has been the #1 selling art book since its publication
- Includes art from top manga and anime artists
Heroes, schmeroes! It's the bad guys that have all the fun! With Hart's instructions everyday artists and manga/anime fans can have fun, too, as they capture the worst guys the art form has to offer in all their nefarious glory. 300 illustrations.
About the Author
Christopher Hart is the best-selling author of drawing and cartooning books, and has sold more than one million copies of his books worldwide. He lives in Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Evil basics -- Shonen Manga -- Beyond Shonen -- Monster of the Manga -- Glam villains -- Evil action! Evil powers! -- Weapons & robots -- Drawing cool scenes.