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The first book of Mark Crilley's Miki Falls series, titled Spring
The first book of Mark Crilley's Miki Falls

Everything Manga!! Let's Discuss Miki Falls

Join us at St Andrews for the next Everything Manga!! meeting, on Tuesday, August 19th, from 6 to 7:30! We will be discussing Miki Falls, by Mark Crilley. This author also has a DeviantArt page and YouTube Channel (see below), where he uploads completed pictures, time-lapses, step-by-step tutorials, teasers, and Q&A's. After our discussion, we will be viewing some of these videos so we can learn to draw too! Paper and pencils supplied.

Mark Crilley has also published how-to-draw books, a second teen series called Brody's Ghost, and a children's graphic novel series called Akiko. All are available from Richland Library--check them out!


Miki Falls: Spring by Mark Crilley
Amazon Says: It's spring—a time for new beginnings. This is Miki Yoshida's final year of high school, and she's determined to make this the best year yet. Miki is in control . . . . . . more...
Amazon Says: It's spring—a time for new beginnings. This is Miki Yoshida's final year of high school, and she's determined to make this the best year yet. Miki is in control . . . . . . until Hiro Sakurai shows up.The tall, handsome new student is hiding something, and Miki wants to know what. As she breaks down Hiro's defenses, she is unnerved by how much she cares about him. Too bad he is the one guy who can't care for her back. But Miki is falling for Hiro, and nothing's going to stop her from getting close to him—not even his dangerous secret. less...
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Miki Falls: Winter by Mark Crilley
Amazon Says: Can love survive? It's winter, and a bitter chill of desperation has settled over Miki and Hiro. Far from home, the young couple treks through the frozen north, with Akuzu's p more...
Amazon Says: Can love survive? It's winter, and a bitter chill of desperation has settled over Miki and Hiro. Far from home, the young couple treks through the frozen north, with Akuzu's powerful agents hot on their trail. Miki knows they are determined to tear her and Hiro apart.But she has different plans.With the help of an unlikely ally, Miki and Hiro endure a daring journey, battling freezing conditions and frightening forces just to be together. Miki is certain they can make it, hoping that love really does conquer all. less...
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Amazon Says: 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 noveli more...
Amazon Says: 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 typesInspirational 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 settingsAdvanced lessons on backgrounds, inking, sequencing and layout options less...
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Amazon Says: Level UP and master more manga with YouTube's most popular art instructor, Mark Crilley!It's here!The highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Mastering Manga provides more...
Amazon Says: Level UP and master more manga with YouTube's most popular art instructor, Mark Crilley!It's here!The highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Mastering Manga provides everything you need, regardless of your skill-level, to learn how to draw manga like a pro.Graphic novelist and YouTube's most popular art instructor Mark Crilley is back to lead you on your artistic journey. No matter what your experience, Mastering Manga 2 will have you creating manga in no time. You'll master the basics of facial and body proportions as your drawing skills increase to the next level. Clear and easy step-by-step instruction will walk you through the mechanics of how to draw manga. You'll learn to create characters in diverse settings and scenes, as well as a variety of styles. Lessons on background and perspective will help you pull it all together into a full manga story panel.More than 30 step-by-step demonstrations!Proportion. Learn to draw all types of bodies, faces, ages and ethnicities in profile, from behind, and more, including how to turn a full-sized character into an adorable chibi.Clothing and body language. Reveal your character's personality through hairstyles, expressions, clothing styles and accessories.Useful poses. Tweak 16 classic manga poses to make them your own, or follow along with specific step-by-step demonstrations on drawing characters sitting, fighting, kissing and more.Environments. Create all types of habitats and moods using forest elements, rain, and the effects of water and weather.Anatomy of a manga panel. Learn how to choose the correct composition, background, depth and balance to create the most effective panel layout for your story. Grab a pencil and learn all the secrets needed to bring your manga story to life! less...
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Brody's Ghost Volume 1 by Mark Crilley
Amazon Says: Brody hoped it was just a hallucination. But no, the teenaged ghostly girl who'd come face to face with him in the middle of a busy city street was all too real. And now she w more...
Amazon Says: Brody hoped it was just a hallucination. But no, the teenaged ghostly girl who'd come face to face with him in the middle of a busy city street was all too real. And now she was back, telling him she needed his help in hunting down a dangerous killer, and that he must undergo training from the spirit of a centuries-old samurai to unlock his hidden supernatural powers. Thirteen-time Eisner nominee Mark Crilley joins Dark Horse to launch his most original and action-packed saga to date in Brody's Ghost, the first in a six-volume limited series. * Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt's Plan B have acquired Miki Falls, a four-volume manga series created by Mark Crilley. * Crilley is best known for his Akiko young-adult novels and comic books. From the creator of the Eisner-nominated Akiko! less...
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Brody's Ghost, Vol. 2 by Mark Crilley
Amazon Says: Brody knew that being mixed up with Talia, a dead girl turned ghost, was going to change his life forever. He just didn't realize it was going to involve going head to head wi more...
Amazon Says: Brody knew that being mixed up with Talia, a dead girl turned ghost, was going to change his life forever. He just didn't realize it was going to involve going head to head with one of the most vicious gangs in the whole city. But here he is, giving himself over to the bizarre training methods of Kagemura, an ancient samurai ghost, to transform himself from a flabby slacker to a peak-condition fighter capable of bringing the city's most dangerous criminals to their knees. Don't miss the second installment of Brody's Ghost, Dark Horse's exciting saga from thirteen-time Eisner nominee Mark Crilley. less...
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Amazon Says: AKIKO NEVER KNOWS when her next adventure will zoom her away to another galaxy. And when she’s visited by the Akiko replacement robot in the middle of the first annual Middl more...
Amazon Says: AKIKO NEVER KNOWS when her next adventure will zoom her away to another galaxy. And when she’s visited by the Akiko replacement robot in the middle of the first annual Middleton Mega MangaFest, she’s more than eager to visit her friends on planet Smoo. But when Akiko lands on Smoo, it’s different. And so are her friends. King Froptoppit’s castle is smaller, no one has any idea who she is, and Mr. Beeba has—no way!—a full head of hair. Akiko got to planet Smoo all right—but it’s planet Smoo 25 years ago. And now that Akiko is part of Smoovian history, she might just change it. For the worse! less...
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Amazon Says: “Poog’s in trouble.” Just three simple words, but they’re enough to launch fifth-grade Akiko and the rest of her crew—Spuckler Boach, Mr. Beeba, and Gax—on their n more...
Amazon Says: “Poog’s in trouble.” Just three simple words, but they’re enough to launch fifth-grade Akiko and the rest of her crew—Spuckler Boach, Mr. Beeba, and Gax—on their next mission. And it just might be their most important mission yet: To save the planet Toog, home of their good friend Poog. Someone’s out to destroy Toog, and only Akiko and the gang can stop them. But first they have to escape from a Toogolian jail cell, zoom through a barrage of exploding drobe mines, and enlist the help of Spuckler’s old friend Fluggly Ragstubble—who’s anything but helpful. The clock is ticking and every second counts. Will they win the race against time and save Poog’s home planet? less...
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Drawing Time Lapse: Link from Legend of Zelda
TeenCrewSt A. Says: Mark Crilley's YouTube channel includes time-lapse videos, how-to-draw, and Q&A!
YouTube Says: NARRATED VERSION: http://youtu.be/nEzrGjKvqzg TIME LAPSE VID PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL34D7E497CFD46578 SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/markcrilleySUBSCRIBE A...
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