Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist by Christopher Hart

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Manga Anatomy Like You've Never Seen It!

You know that manga faces are different from those of regular, American-style comic book characters. But did you know that manga bodies are also different? Well, they are, and Christopher Hart is here, once again, to tell you all about it in his signature accessible style.

This book is loaded with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, anatomical charts and information, and before-and-after comparisons you won’t find anywhere else—all tailored to creating authentic Japanese-style manga. And in addition to the breakdowns of the various sections of the body, you’ll also learn how all the different elements—including faces and costumes—come together to form complete characters. Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist contains everything you need to know.

No aspiring mangaka (manga artist) should be without it.

About Christopher Hart

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Christopher Hart is the world's leading author of drawing and cartooning books, including Drawing Animals Made Amazingly Easy and Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy. His books have sold 3.1 million English-language copies and have been translated into twenty languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content, cutting-edge art, and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice. He also hosts the TV segment "How to Draw Action Heroes with Chris Hart" for the Comcast TV Network. Visit his website at
Published August 31, 2011 by Watson-Guptill. 160 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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