1000 Ideas by 100 Manga Artists
by Cristian Campos
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Pub Date 05 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 19 Apr 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Chartwell Books, Chartwell Books
There are dozens of books that can teach you how to draw manga, and just as many that talk about manga and its origins—1000 Ideas by 100 Manga Artists is the only book that treats manga as a philosophy to be explored. In its pages, 100 manga “philosophers”—artists, cartoonists, and illustrators who have been influenced by manga—are asked 20 questions about their work, career, and relationship with manga. Each artists chooses 10 questions to answer in both words and pictures.
Along with an abundance of illustrations, sketches, and photographs, find a limitless range of artistic styles, hidden humor, irony, and wisdom in replies to questions like: Where do the ideas for your drawings come from? How do you do your research?How do you make your drawings come to life?Who are your favorite illustrators? Are you trying to follow in their footsteps?What good habits should a comic illustrator have?Manga: Is it art?What advice would you give to a novice illustrator?Whether you are a beginning manga artist looking for guidance, an established illustrator looking for new inspiration, or a manga fan who wants to learn about the craft and its artists, 1000 Ideas by 100 Manga Artists offers a rich resource.
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1,000 Ideas by 100 Manga Artists by Cristian Campos is a lovely collection of quotes and artwork by manga artists. According to the description, this book is "brimming with visual inspiration and sage advice" and has an "abundance of illustrations, sketches, and photographs." Whether you're an artist or a manga reader, this book is sure to inspire you.
Overall, 1,000 Ideas by 100 Manga Artists is an inspirational book that is the perfect gift for the manga lover in your life. One highlight of this book is that it is filled with plenty of colorful and vibrant images. The artwork is definitely lovely, which is a huge plus. If I had to complain about 1 thing, I would say that I didn't recognize any of the manga artists. I still enjoyed reading this book though. If you're intrigued by the description, I highly recommend that you check out this book when it comes out in March!
This is a fantastic read for anyone interested in drawing or creating their own Manga. Its a big composition of many answered questions manga artists could possibly come across and offers a massive pool of advice and suggestions from experienced creators. 1000 Ideas is more than you could picture from the get go, and going through this book some things were mentioned that would have never crossed my mind.
Overall this is a great tool for Manga fans/creators and exists as a very helpful resource to visit and learn from.
1,000 Ideas by 100 Manga Artists is an interesting and well curated collection of visual ideas edited by Cristian Campos as part of the 1000 ideas series. Originally published in 2011, this reformat and re-release from15th March by Quarto on their Chartwell imprint is 320 pages and is available in flexibound format.
This is an interesting concept book - the editors chose 100 manga artists and sent the same 20 questions to each of them.including practical artistic tips as well as larger life philosophy type things with the codicil that each artist had to choose 10 questions to answer. The responses are varied and interesting as well as enlightening. Roughly half the respondents are Japanese, the rest include European artists and some from the Americas. The artists provided the answers along with 10 illustrations which represented their answers.
Like all collections, there are some which are purely illustrative, some which tell a story, and some which honestly missed me altogether. As a whole, however, I found paging through the collection interesting and rewarding.
This is the sort of book to page through during an idle day. The artists included represent a vast array of different styles and media. It would be a superlative selection for public library acquisition, maker's spaces/art collectives, and the artist's home library. There's ample inspiration here for drawing and technique. The volume also includes a short bio of the artists and many have included links to their internet sites.
Four stars. Lots of worthwhile reading to be found here and art for inspiration.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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