Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends

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Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends

How to Draw the Super Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga

By Christopher Hart

Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823029686, 144pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006

"Sailor Moon. Card Captor Sakura. Magical Girl Rayearth." They're magical girls, and they're some of the biggest names in manga. Magical girls, ordinary schoolgirls given superpowers, are hugely popular in Japan and the United States. Now Christopher Hart shows fans everywhere how to draw these manga shoujo faves. Faces and body proportions, action poses, costumes, expressions, transformations, special effects--they're all here, all in Hart's distinctive step-by-step approach. So are magical fighting boys and everybody's favorite, the cute, furry manga mascots. Hart demonstrates how to create funny mascots, magical boys, fighting teams, and supporting characters, plus how to design layouts. Magical girls show us that we all have special powers deep inside--now "Manga Mania: Magical Girls and Friends" let those special drawing powers reveal themselves at last.

About the Author
Chris Hart is the author of the award winning book series Manga Mania. His books have sold more than 2.5 million copies in 22 languages. Since 2000, he has had 20 books on the top 50 best-selling list in the overall art category in the nation, according to Nielsen Bookscan. Also, according to Bookscan, he has had the number 1, 2, and 3 best-selling art books in the country at the same time.