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They Make Manga, and So Can You

Have you ever read a manga that was so great that you wanted to make one yourself? At the University of South Carolina, there is a club called We Make Manga where the students push each other to create the best comics they can, with guidance from expert professors. We Make Manga have a website at www.wemakemanga.com where finished projects are available for view. The USC Art Department is hosting an open house in the McMaster building on Friday, March 22 from 3:00 - 5:00pm. In addition to meeting the professors and students of USC's art department, student exhibitions will be on display. If you would like to take your talent to the next level, pay a visit to the McMaster building and speak to your artistic contemporaries.

Richland Library continues to offer plenty of art and manga guides to help you finish the comic that could one day put your name on library shelves.


ThomasM Says: How to draw manga: a step-by-step guide with over 750 illustrations
Amazon Says: This practical book provides a detailed guide to drawing manga. It offers budding artists the chance to take step-by-step lessons, and learn essential skills from professional more...
Amazon Says: This practical book provides a detailed guide to drawing manga. It offers budding artists the chance to take step-by-step lessons, and learn essential skills from professional artists. less...
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ThomasM Says: Manga mania shoujo
Amazon Says: Shoujo manga is one of the most popular styles of Japanese animation, featuring the most recognizable characters in manga-seen everywhere in comics, books, toys, television, f more...
Amazon Says: Shoujo manga is one of the most popular styles of Japanese animation, featuring the most recognizable characters in manga-seen everywhere in comics, books, toys, television, film, and video. Since shoujo is based on stories that focus on peer pressure, romance, and friendship, it initially appealed to young females, but today more and more boys are attracted to this genre, which inevitably includes young male heroes. Best-selling author Christopher Hart once again reveals the secrets and techniques that go into building all the basics of the shoujo style-the big eyes, the miniscule noses, and the cute or angst-ridden expressions. Teen body language is explored. In addition, artists learn to draw teen clothing styles and also different character types, from school kids and cuddly creatures and cute pets to heartthrobs. less...
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ThomasM Says: Manga pro superstar workshop
Amazon Says: Get real! Open this book and step inside the "real world" of creating professional-looking, publishable comics.Since landing her first professional gig at age 15, super more...
Amazon Says: Get real! Open this book and step inside the "real world" of creating professional-looking, publishable comics.Since landing her first professional gig at age 15, superstar cartoonist Colleen Doran has accumulated more than 500 credits to her name as an artist, writer and designer. In this book, she shares the firsthand lessons she's learned along the way, giving you a genuine, real-world understanding of how to create polished, publishable manga comics and graphic novels using the same methods the pros use!This is the kind of valuable insider information you won't find in other how-to books ... stuff that Colleen wishes she knew when she was starting out, including how to:Develop stories in the Japanese manga style versus a traditional Western style of comics.Turn your everyday experiences and observations into viable characters and plots.Use backgrounds to enhance characters' thoughts and actions.Perfect the art of lettering and word balloons.Convert a script into a comic or graphic novel, step by stepLay out dramatic and expressive pages.Create a cover for your manga.Submit a book package to a publisher.Explore alternative publishing options, such as self-publishing, blogs, fanzines and mini-comics.With step-by-step instruction and "assignments" throughout, this book will help you tailor classic techniques to suit your own unique style, and guide you toward your creative destiny. less...
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