We had a great turn-out for the manga drawing workshop on Saturday, May 1, and everyone in attendance got lots of advice and drawing practice. David Sullivan, our wonderful instructor, mentioned several books, products, and web sites he uses in his own work, and here’s the list of his recommendations.
Comics and Sequential Art, by Will Eisner
Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery, by Burne Hogarth (and Hogarth’s entire dynamic drawing series)
Books by Klaus Janson, like The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics
Software/Products for Digital Drawing
Manga Studio Debut Four
Pencil (a traditional 2D animation software for Macs)
a graphics tablet
Pose Maniacs – for help with drawing bodies in every pose imaginable
Finally, here are some books on manga drawing and manga history we have available in the library.
The Art of Making Comic Books, by Michael Pellowski. JNF 741.5 Pellowski
Draw Manga Monsters, by Christopher Hart. JNF 741.5 Hart
Kids Draw Anime, by Christopher Hart. JNF 741.5 Hart
Comic Strips: Create Your Own Comic Strips from Start to Finish, by Art Roche. JNF 741.5 Roche.
Drawing Manga series, by Masaki Nishida. JNF 741.51 Nishida
Manga for the Beginner, by Christopher Hart. NF 741.51 Hart
Manga: Masters of the Art, by Timothy Lehmann. NF 741.5952 Lehmann
Manga: The Complete Guide, by Jason Thompson. NF 741.5952 Thompson