A look at the world of manga through the work and commentary of twelve of Japan's renowned masters of the art - and featuring an original story. With its stylistic characters and vivid colours, "Manga" has captured the imagination of millions. Now, "Manga: Masters of the Art" goes straight to the source - the artists themselves - for the ultimate insider's look at this global phenomenon. Each section includes a question-and-answer session, allowing the reader first-hand access to the artist's thoughts and ideas. They discuss how they became interested in "Manga," their first published work, where they get their ideas, the creative process, tips and techniques, artistic influences, the genre itself, and much more. Illustrations and photographs of each artist's seminal works are accompanied by extensive, explanatory captions. "Manga: Masters of the Art" is a practical reference book, a fascinating look at how this incredible artwork makes it from concept to reality and a thoughtful commentary on the genre - perfect for the growing legions of manga fans.
Timothy Lehman is a journalist, an artist, designer, photographer, and art director and has won awards in journalism, design, and graphics. He is an expert in comics and manga, and regularly lectures on manga creation and anime.