Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Manga Mania™: Fantasy Sketchbook Hardcover – October 1, 2007

7 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$37.99 $0.42

Young Gotham
See more DC Comics graphic novels.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 - 12
  • Series: Manga Mania™
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chris Hart Books (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933027339
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933027333
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,551,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Christopher Hart is the world's best-selling author of How-To-Draw books. Readers have gobbled up over six million copies of his titles, and his work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Chris has had the rare distinction of having the top 1, 2 & 3 art books in the country, simultaneously, as reported by Nielsen BookScan.

Chris is known for his ability to create cute and dramatic characters, brimming with personality. He focuses on the most contemporary styles, genres, and techniques, in order to give his readers and fans the very latest in art instruction.

He has hosted How-To-Draw episodes for Comcast's Activity TV channel and has been featured on 20 videos for Howcast. His work has been licensed to art kits, board games and sports equipment. In addition to his artwork, Chris wrote original screenplays for 20th Century Fox and other networks and was a staff writer on several NBC prime time comedies.

Chris studied art at the California School of the Arts, Paier School of Art, and the Silvermine School of Art. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.

Chris loves interacting with his readers. He says, "It's a privilege to be published as a cartoonist. I'm grateful to my readers, who make it happen. So if I can give something back, by offering a little encouragement, answering a question, or giving advice, why wouldn't I?"

Join the online conversation today!

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LEARN.TO.DRAW.CARTOONS

Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/thehowtodrawguy/

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrd1j_IoMQDv_MEEGKLoFJg

DeviantArt - http://christopher-hart.deviantart.com/

Website - http://christopherhartbooks.com/


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. M. Alvarez Birger on November 27, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is sketchbook with few samples of how to draw "fantasy style manga" of all sorts of characters from magical girls to faeries; sci-fi characters and cat-girls. It is high quality drawing paper (144 pages). Pencil, pen and colored pencil are suitable on this sketchbook. Vigorous erasing on sketchbook will withstand. This sketchbook is good for artists who carry with sketchbook in order to sketch people, scenes ansd outfits. Sketchbook can be a "valuable source of reference material" whenever artists need to look back and add another drawing on this sketchbook. Look for Chris Hart manga artbooks, there is one example of product link: Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends: How to Draw the Super-Popular Action fantasy Characters of Manga (Manga Mania)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tiffany Bennett on December 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Chris Hart's drawing books are bestsellers for a reason. They are very accessible, and they encourage beginners to start as well as established artists to try new things and improve. This little sketchbook (and it's important buyers know this) isn't so much an instruction book, though it does have a few examples, as it is a good inspiration book and just a pretty looking sketchbook to carry.

Pros:
Hardcover, protects pages
Cute color how tos inside
Paper is archival quality, very durable and doesn't smudge much (depending on your drawing medium)
It's excellent for the price
Beautiful illustration on cover

Cons:
A couple of the example how tos were incredibly stereotypical, doesn't inspire much originality (see Magical Girl)
It might have been nicer if the book were spiral bound so pages more easily lay flat

All in all, for ten bucks you get a nice product, some really nice Chris Hart illustrations, and a high quality sketchbook. It's well worth the money.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Rhi on January 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book itself is cute, and the reference material in the beginning of the book is useful, and not that campy American-style of knockoff anime that so many "How to Draw Anime" instruction books are riddled with.

However, the paper itself has a slight gloss to it, and since I draw with lead pencils, it makes it a tad difficult to erase. Not enough that it is un-useable, but enough that it doesn't quite erase all the way. But that's not enough of an annoyance to make me not use it. I have not tried inking pens with it yet, but I'm hesitant to because of the texture.

Overall, it's a cute product, and is definitely good for carrying around because of it's size (journal-sized, not printer paper sized). I'm happy with it. :3
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Kristin C. on December 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I didn't actually buy this, I got it for a birthday, and I'm pleased, not overly thrilled.

What it covers is good, the typical shoujo, magical girl, fantasy stuff that's a mainstay in the manga franchise. But it only covers a few characters then moves on to the plain paper.

To me, this doesn't stand out as much as the other C. Hart books do. The glossy paper is not a good paper for anyone to draw on and is terrible to erase or use pen on.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: cartooning