Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley : 30 Drawing Lessons from the Creator of Akiko

Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley : 30 Drawing Lessons from the Creator of Akiko
Author: Mark Crilley
Rating: 4.38
Bestsellers Rate: 23745
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 128
Hours of reading: 2.1 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 23,88 €

About the book

It's THE book on manga from YouTube's most popular art instruction Guru! There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style-from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You'll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks for getting body proportions right. Plus, you'll find inspiration for infusing your work with expression, attitude and action. This is the book fans have been requesting for years, packed with expert tips on everything from hairstyles and clothing to word bubbles and sound effects, delivered in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style that has made Mark Crilley one of the "25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube." Take this opportunity to turn the characters and stories in your head into professional-quality art on the page! Packed with everything you need to make your first (or your best-ever) manga stories! 30 step-by-step demonstrations showing how to draw faces and figures for a variety of ages and body types Inspirational galleries featuring 101 eyes, 50 ways to draw hands, 40 hairstyles, 12 common expressions, 30 classic poses and more! Tutorials to create a variety of realistic settings Advanced lessons on backgrounds, inking, sequencing and layout options


"This is the book fans have been requesting for years." --Arts Book Mix


"This is the book fans have been requesting for years." --Arts Book Mix

Mark Crilley Biography

Mark Crilley (born May 21, 1966) is an American comic creator, artist and children's book author and illustrator. He is the creator of Miki Falls and Brody's Ghost. He produces instructional videos on drawing on YouTube in various styles, including manga-styles. He was at one point an English teacher in Fukushima, Japan, as well as Changhua, Taiwan.

Early life

Mark Crilley was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, United States to Robert and Virginia Crilley. He began drawing from a very young age. He graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in 1984, proceeding to Kalamazoo College, where he befriended children's book writer/illustrator (and 2001 Caldecott award winner) David Small. Small greatly affected Crilley's artistic development as an illustrator and writer. Upon graduating from college in 1988, Crilley moved to Taiwan, then Japan, and once more in Taiwan in 1993. He made his living by teaching English. It was while living in Japan, in the fall of 1992, that Crilley came up with the comic book Akiko and created his first adventure comic book.


Akiko is an American comic book series written and drawn by Crilley and published by Sirius Entertainment. The series ran for fifty-two issues and was a thirteen-time Eisner nominee. The comics have spawned a series of ten children novels from Random House Children's Books. The collection includes: Akiko on the Planet Smoo (March 2001) Akiko in the Sprubly Islands (September 2001) Akiko and the Great Wall of Trudd (March 2001) Akiko in the Castle of Alia Rellapor (September 2001) (ends adaptations from comic) Akiko and the Intergalactic Zoo (April 2002) (original stories begin) Akiko and the Alpha Centauri 5000 (March 2003) Akiko and the Journey to Toog (September 2003) Akiko The Training Master (February 2005) Akiko Pieces of Gax (November 2006) Akiko Flights of Fancy Akiko and the Missing Misp (November 2008)The story has been described as a cross between The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars, centering on the adventures of Akiko, a Japanese American girl, on and around the planet Smoo, and other whimsical lands. She is accompanied by her alien friends, Mr. Beeba the well-read professor, the courageous but impulsive Spuckler, Gax the worn down, kind robot, and Poog, the Toogolian, floating, purple head.

Miki Falls

Miki Falls is an OEL manga series created by Crilley and published by HarperCollins under its HarperTeen imprint. It is structured as a four-volume series; each book taking place during one of the seasons over the course of a year. It follows the main protagonist Miki Yoshida in her senior year of high school, and she plans of making it the better year yet. However, a strange new boy arrives in town and Miki is going to find out what he's up to. It has been optioned for development as a feature film by Paramount and Brad Pitt's productions company.

Brody's Ghost

Brody's Ghost is a comic book series published by Dark Horse Co ... Read full biography

Authors: Mark Crilley
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Imprint: IMPACT Books
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9781440309311
ISBN10: 1440309310
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: New
Illustrations: Illustrations, unspecified
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 128
Book Weight: 499
Book Dimensions: 210x276x13
Circulation: None
Publication date: March 8, 2012
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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