Masters of the ArtBook - 2005
Looks at the art of manga through the work and commentary of twelve of Japan's renowed manga artists, including explantions from the artists on how they create their illustrations, where they get their ideas, and how they became interested in manga.
With its stylistic characters and vivid colors, manga has captured the imagination of millions. Now, Manga: Masters of the Art goes straight to the source -- the artists themselves -- for the ultimate insider's look at this global phenomenon.
Each section includes a question-and-answer session, allowing the reader first-hand access to the artist's thoughts and ideas. They discuss how they became interested in manga, their first published work, where they get their ideas, the creative process, tips and techniques, artistic influences, the genre itself, and much more. Illustrations and photographs of each artist's most seminal works are accompanied by extensive, explanatory captions.
Manga: Masters of the Art is a practical reference book, a fascinating look at how this incredible artwork makes it from concept to reality, and a thoughtful commentary on the genre -- perfect for the growing legions of manga fans.
The artists featured are:
- Kia Asamiya (Silent Möbius, Batman: Child of Dreams)
- CLAMP (Chobits, Tsubasa)
- Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond, Slam Dunk)
- Erica Sakurazawa (Between the Sheets, The Aromatic Bitters)
- Jiro Taniguchi (Icaro, The Walking Man)
- Yuko Tsuno (Swing Shell)
- Tatsuya Egawa (Golden Boy, Tokyo University Story)
- Suehiro Maruo (Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show)
- Reiko Okano (Onmyoji, Fancy Dance)
- Mafuyu Hiroki (Apples)
- Miou Takaya (Crazy Heaven, Map of Sacred Pain)
- Usamaru Furuya (Short Cuts, Palepoli)
A tour of the world of manga as reflected by twelve major Japanese artists provides question-and-answer interviews that offer insight into their creative processes, techniques, and key works, in a volume complemented by the original story, "Moonchild." Original. 12,500 first printing.