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on March 17, 2009
Virtually Maria (Virtual Trilogy)

I would recommend this book for anyone, particularly the younger artist, who wants a simple introduction to the world of digital techniques in comic creation. The book is well laid out and written in an easy-to-follow style that covers a surprising amount of ground - right from the inital idea for your own Manga comic, through character creation, layout and of course, the use of digital techniques. I am also pleased to say that this book, unlike others, does not confine itself to the use of Photoshop, but also covers other programmes such as Paintshop Pro, Painter and ComicWorks, which tend to be less expensive for the beginner.

In fact, if you are someone who has never used a computer to create comic book art before, I would suggest that you start with this book and then, once you have an overview of the techniques it describes, you graduate to other more technical works such as "Hi-Fi Color for Comics" and the excellent series recently produced by DC Comics.

An excellent, easy-to-follow introduction to the world of digital techniques and to the world of Manga in particular.
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on February 15, 2008
I flipped through this book at the local shop and thought it might be a good buy. What I found inside was actually pretty insightful. One thing though, this book is not an instruction on how to draw. So if you're not familiar with drawing fundamentals I'd suggest an instructional book instead.

This book contains all the basic ins and outs of creating manga utilizing digital means. From inking to coloring and including different types of color work it's pretty extensive and is a great book for beginners who don't exactly know programs like Photoshop or Illustrator but are eager to learn.

Definitely a good surprise and it even goes into the publishing side of the business which is always good for those who want to work professionally.
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on August 2, 2010
This book has everything you could want to know about making manga on your computer. This book goes over techniques that can be used with photoshop / painter / paintshop pro and other programs. There are a ton of full colored pictures that make the book worth it alone. The information is great and there is plenty to learn from it.
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