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The Art of Manga: 100 of the Greatest Manga Covers

The Art of Manga: 100 of the Greatest Manga Covers (Paperback)

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Manga (Japanese comics) are a cultural phenomenon in Asia and their popularity is rapidly growing internationally. Manga illustrations and 'pseudo-manga' (Western illustrators mimicking manga style) are increasingly influencing advertising and graphic design throughout the world. This book showcases the art of 100 of the most famous manga covers, from 1945 to the present day. It features the work of the foremost manga artists including Hirohiko Araki, the creator of the hugely popular action adventure series, Talyo Matsumoto, whose new style of manga focuses on ambience and uses European narrative conventions, and of course, Osamu Tezuka, the founding father of modern manga. The text is written by leading manga and anime expert, Helen McCarthy. Following an extended introduction which provides an interesting overview of the manga genre, Helen analyses each of the works in turn, assessing the artist's style, working methods, ideas and inspiration in a fascinating insight into the minds of Japan's manga heroes.

Architecture & DesignDesign & DesignersIllustration & commercial artArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryIllustration & commercial art Publisher: Pavilion Books Publication Date: 01/10/2004 ISBN-13: 9781843402046  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Helen McCarthy is a pioneer of manga and anime (Japanese animation) in the West. She wrote the first English language book on anime, 'Animel A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Animation (1993)'. Her other books include 'The Anime Movie Guide' (1996), The Erotic Anime Movie Guide' (1998), 'Hayao Miyazaki (1999) and 'The Anime Encyclopedia (2001). She has won awards in Japan for her work on manga and anime and is a speaker and consultant on manga and anime worldwide.

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