Mangaman

By Barry Lyga; Colleen Doran (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547423159, 125pp.)

Publication Date: November 2011

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Description
East meets West in this innovative and very smart graphic novel by Barry Lyga, illustrated by Colleen Doran. Sci-fi adventure meets love story and East meets West in "Mangaman, " an original
graphic novel for teens.
Ryoko, a manga character from a manga world, falls through the Rip into the real world the western world and tries to survive as the ultimate outsider at a typical American high school.
When Ryoko falls in love with Marissa Montaigne, the most beautiful girl in the school, his eyes turn to hearts and comic tension tightens as his way of being drawn and expressing himself clashes with this different Western world in which he is stuck in. Panel-holed for being different, Ryoko has to figure out how to get back to his manga world, back through the Rip . . . all while he has hearts for eyes for a girl from the wrong kind of comic book.
Barry Lyga writes a metafictive masterpiece as manga meets traditional Western comic book style, while Colleen Doran combines manga techniques and conventions with Western comic book.



About the Author
Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek and the author of many books, including "The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, Goth Girl Rising, Boy Toy, " and "Hero-Type "for HMH, "Wolverine: Worst Day Ever" for Marvel Books, and "Archvillian" for Scholastic"." He has also written comic books about everything from sword-wielding nuns to alien revolutionaries. He worked as marketing manager at Diamond Comic Distributers for ten years. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.Visit Barry online at www.barrylyga.com.



Colleen Doran has been a comic-book artist since she was fifteen years old. Her credits include Spider-Man, Captain America, Wonder Woman, the Legion of Superheroes, and the Teen Titans, among others. She has worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, and film conceptual artist and has illustrated the works of Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Warren Ellis, and Anne Rice.


Praise For Mangaman

"An inventive offering, sure to please fans of both American and Japanese comics."—Kirkus, starred review

"Fantastic—in every sense of the word! Lyga and Doran have created an eye-popping fun-ride through the comics traditions of East and West. Fans of both comics and manga will love Mangaman. Colleen Doran’s encyclopedic, rapid-fire grasp of manga conventions blows my mind!"?—Jeff Smith, author of Bone?

"This is a wonderful, funny, touching story about the ultimate outsider seeking adventure and?love within the borders that surround us all.? There's some seriously innovative storytelling going on here, and the artwork is sensational.? If you're looking for a fun read, a romp, a rollicking good time...then seriously: buy this book."  —J. Michael Straczynski, New York Times Bestselling author of Superman: Earth One "This title will appeal to readers who are fans of both manga and Western comics or crossover titles such as Wolverine: Prodigal Son (2009) and X-men: Misfits (2009)."—Booklist "Esteemed artist Doran juggles manga and Western illustration styles effortlessly, capturing their defining characteristics with pitch-perfect accuracy." —School Library Journal, starred review "Wonderfully quirky and subversive humor."--Bulletin
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