Author(s): TIM IVAN & SEELIG CURTIS & HISSEY TAPPENDEN
This dynamic book provides a detailed guide to drawing your own cartoons traditionally and digitally. It provides guidance on how to create characters - from showing a range of facial expressions and features to drawing hands, feet, shoes and clothing. It explains the rules of designing manga characters, such as drawing features and defining gender, age, good and evil. There are special features on shojo and shonen, as well as super-deformed manga characters in hand-drawn media. A range of projects offers the opportunity to portray children, villains and mecha robots, compose a panel story, plan a battle scene and create a narrative.
Ivan Hissey has created illustrations, caricatures and cartoons for books and magazines. Chris Tappenden has written 16 titles on art and design practice. Tim Seelig has provided mixed-media cover art for albums, books, comics and graphic novels. Yishan Li is a professional manga artist. Rik Nicol is an artist who works in animation, illustration, music and graphic design.