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In this exciting extension of the interactive Illustration Studio series, learn how to illustrate a range of manga heroes, heroines, and characters—from male and female warriors and fighters to schoolgirls and boys, knights, angels, cyborgs, interstellar idols, and more. The Illustration Studio series features interactive exercises, creative prompts, and step-by-step exercises to educate and excite beginning and aspiring artists working in a variety of media and techniques, from manga and anime to illustration done in ink.
Illustration Studio: Manga Heroines and Heroes teaches aspiring and beginning manga artists the basics for creating a range of popular characters, props and scenes. No matter your skill level, the drawing and colorization tips, loads of techniques, and step-by-step projects are instructive and helpful, while creative promptsand exercises invite personalization and participation inside the pages of the book..
You'll be guided through every step as you not only learn how to draw but also familiarize yourself with the vernacular and story lines associated with this popular art genre.
Key Selling Points: Interactive format includes projects, creative prompts, helpful practice exercises, templates, and open practice pages that invite immediate participation and creativity. Manga continues to drive sales in the art & craft space and large retailers. Includes instruction for colorizing line art using a variety of traditional and digital tools.
Key Campaign Activity Target media outlets in arts, crafts, DIY, comics
Trade: Finished Advances (Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Shelf Awareness, Foreword Reviews)
Retail: Finished Advances
Consumer: Pitch to art and craft magazines and websites for review, such Make: Magazine, Sketchbook Magazine, Creative Bloq, Cloth Paper Scissors, Craft Gossip, Craft Foxes, Artforum, Art in America, Artvoices Pitch to comic magazines and blogs, such as Big Shiny Robot, Fanboy Nation, Sandbox World, AnimeNation, Let’s Anime Pitch to craft and family bloggers for reviews/giveaways Leverage author social media and community/Patreon Work with UK marketing to provide postcards/collateral for any cons author will attend pre and post publication