More About the Author
Christopher Hart is the leading author of How-To-Draw books on art instruction. He has had over 50 books published, which have sold over 3 million copies, domestically. He is published by Random House, the world's largest publisher. Chris' books are also international hits, having been been translated into more than 20 languages. His books cover a wide array of popular, contemporary drawing subjects, from cartoons to manga, from animals to human anatomy, from basic drawing to vampires, and more. His work is noted for personality-packed characters and humorous writing. In addition, his books are profusely illustrated with clear step-by-step instructions.
Chris' book, "Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics" (Random House) was the top selling art book in the United States continuously for over a year. In addition, he has had the top 1, 2 and 3 art books in the country, simultaneously ("Manga Mania," "Anime Mania," and "Drawing Cutting Edge Comics," published by Random House).
Chris' books frequently appear on Nielsen Bookscan, the publishing industry's standard rating system for the top 50 most popular books in the country, which appears weekly, according to subject category. His popular series on drawing manga, "Manga for the Beginner," appeared on Bookscan's Top 50 list in the Art Category for two straight years. Every title in that 4-book series has appeared on Bookscan's top 50 list, with three of them having appeared numerous times, simultaneously.
Chris' How-To-Draw videos have been produced by F&W Media and by Howcast. He has hosted his own show, on drawing comic book characters, on Activity TV, which is part of the Comcast Network. His work has appeared in numerous national magazines, including American Artist.
He has over 60, How-To-Draw videos on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/chrishartbooks?feature=watch
Known for making himself accessible to newcomers, Chris offers feedback and advice through his website: www.chrishartbooks.com