Manga Mania Shoujo.
770 Broadway, 7th fl., NY, NY 10003
0823029735 $19.95 watsonguptill.com
Manga is the distinctive Japanese graphic novel, comic book, and animated film art style that has achieved an enduring world wide popularity. In Manga Mania Shoujo: How To Draw The Charming And Romantic Characters Of Japanese Comics, author and cartoonist Christopher Hart provides aspiring artists and illustrators with a step-by-step introduction into the characteristics of shoujo manga style drawing including the big eyes, petite noses, facial expressions, body language, even clothing styles, hair styles, and character types ranging from school kids and cuddly creatures to pets, villains and heroes. Manga Mania Shoujo will prove an expert and welcome addition to amateur and professional artist reference collections.