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[page 4] Contents Introduction 6 THE HISTORY OF MANGA 8 The Origins of Manga 10 The Predecessors of Manga As It Is Known Today 12 The Consolidation of Manga in Japan in the 20th Century 18 Manga During and After World War II 20 The Postwar Boom 24 Manga from the End of the 20th Century to the Present 26 The Importance of Manga in Japan 28 The Styles of Manga 30 The Main Types 32 [page 5] [left column] THE MATERIALS 42 Regular Pencils and Mechanical Pencils 44 Papers Used Most Commonly 46 Inking Manga Drawings 48 Several Examples of Inking 50 Applying Color to Manga 52 Some Examples of Color Finishes 56 THE CHARACTERISTIC NARRATIVE OF MANGA 58 The Structure of the Narrative 60 The Narrative Rhythm of Manga 62 Movement Determined by the Narrative 64 Dramatization, Action, and Suspense 66 Elements of Form 68 The Setting of the Scene 70 The Composition of the Panel 72 Narrative Dramatization with Panels 76 The Layout of the Page 82 The Rhythm of the Reading of the Page 84 Panels and Their Different Framing 86 Text Elements in the Drawing 90 Elements for Graphic Reinforcement 96 A Narrative for Every Style 98 Shonen, the Manga for Boys 100 Shojo, or Manga for Girls 102 Seinen, the Style of Manga for Adults 104 Kodomo, or Manga for Children 106 [right column] CREATING THE CHARACTERS 108 How to Draw the Characters 110 The True Protagonists of a Manga 112 The Construction of the Face 114 Constructing the Body 118 The Pose and Movement of the Figure 120 Proportions for the Different Styles 126 Designing the Characters 132 Drawing Different Characters 136 Analysis of the Distinct Typologies 138 The Main Characters 140 The Secondary Characters 146 The Expression of the Face 148 Drawing Hands and Feet 150 Outstanding Details of Expression in Manga 152 THE SETTING 154 Drawing in Perspective 156 To Begin, a Few Basic Concepts 158 Vanishing Points 160 Dividing Deep Spaces 164 Backgrounds for the Cartoons 166 Different Environments 168 Lighting and the Use of Shadows 170 The Relationship Between the Figures and the Background 172 THE WORK PROCESS 174 Creating the Layout of the Page 176 Finishing the Work 182 Other Finishing Styles 186 Glossary 188 Bibliography and Acknowledgments 191 INDEX
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Technique.
Cartooning -- Technique.