The Japanese Comic style - manga - has become wildly popular throughout North America and the rest of the world, as evidenced by Harper Design's bestselling "Japanese Comickers."But the latest vanguard of artists working in this style come not only from Japan, but also Korea (where comics are called "manhwa") and China (where they are called "manhua.") Therefore to follow-up the success of "Japanese Comickers," Harper Design is proud to present Comic Artists - Asia featuring rising comics artists from Korea and Taiwan as well as Japan.
Comic Artists - Asia introduces the work of a dozen promising young artists who are non-professional or semi-professional in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. Each artist profile includes an interview, providing insight into how they work and how they regard their craft as well as a gallery of their breathtaking imagery. and step-by-step or idea sources how they work.
A sumptuous presentation of the most cutting-edge practitioners of today's most popular cartooning style, Comic Artists - Asia is an indispensable addition to every manga fan's collection.
Rika Sugiyama is a Japanese writer specializing in cartooning, manga, and animation. She has served editorial stints at some of Japan's most prominent pop culture magazines including Comickers and S Magazine.