Professional Manga by Steve Horton
Digital Storytelling with Manga Studio EX

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Combine high-end manga storytelling theory and advice with the tools for digital creation in Manga Studio, guided by expert professional manga-ka.

You'll discover manga storytelling techniques, from speed lines to technology, from toning to big sound effects. Steve Horton and Jeong Mo Yang then show you how best to accomplish these techniques using the leading manga art creation program, Manga Studio EX. Every ounce of theory is backed up with step-by-step manga illustrations and Manga Studio screenshots that show how these illustrations were created.

See the techniques in action in The Other Side of the Tracks, a new manga short story in the book centerfold which demonstrates at least one example from every technique described. You can also follow the continuing story as a webmanga available at

And there's more! The companion CD includes trial version of Manga Studio EX along with high-resolution image files from the book.

Smith Micro has also included a coupon for $100 off the full version of Manga Studio EX.

About Steve Horton

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Steve Horton is the author of Professional Manga:Digital Storytelling with Manga Studio EX and is the co-creator of the long-running webcomic Grounded Angel and the Image comic book series Strongarm. He also runs a comics publishing company, Smashout Comics (, which publishes digital comics through the Wowio e-book service. Steve lives in Noblesville, INdiana, with his wife, son, and beagle.
Published June 17, 2008 by Focal Press. 256 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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