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- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 50.00
Japanese anime has long fascinated the world, and its mythical heroes and dazzling colors increasingly influence popular culture genres in the West. Tze-yue G. Hu analyzes the "language-medium" of this remarkable expressive platform and its many socio-cultural dimensions from a distinctly Asian frame of reference, tracing its layers of concentric... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95
This collection of essays explores the link between comedy and animation in studio-era cartoons, from filmdom?s earliest days through the twentieth century. Written by a who?s who of animation authorities, Funny Pictures offers a stimulating range of views on why animation became associated with comedy so early and so indelibly, and illustrates how... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2008; US$ 14.95
Any angler who has ever been out-fished by a beginner with a twig and some twine or questioned whether bass are smarter than he is will be in good company here. Hilarious Fishing Cartoons pokes fun at every kind of angling absurdity. Tiers struggling to tie microscopic flies, bass fishermen who catch more boots than bass, weekenders loaded... more...
- F+W Media 2006; US$ 19.99
Enter the magical world of fantasy manga! Draw wizards, warriors, elves, knights, dragons, goblins and many more enchanted beings and creatures from faraway lands! With over 60 step-by-step lessons plus countless tips and ideas for creating your own incredible fantasy characters and scenes, Manga Fantasy Madness shows you how to: ... more...
- F+W Media 2004; US$ 19.99
Draw awesome manga characters and scenes just like the pros! Capture the excitement of manga in your drawings! Inside you'll find hundreds of dynamic illustrations for achieving the hot, action-packed look you want. Loaded with detail and over 40 step-by-step lessons, you'll learn the skills and tips you need to create amazing characters and scenes.... more...
- F+W Media 2005; US$ 19.99
Grab a pencil and draw the coolest and most outrageous creatures just like the pros! What are you waiting for? Capture the excitement of manga monsters in your drawings now! Find hundreds of action-packed illustrations for getting the dynamic look you want all your comics to have. Over 50 step-by-step colorful lessons give you the skills and secrets... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 21.99
The ultimate guide to creating chibis! They populate manga with chunky bodies, oversized heads, and huge expressive eyes. They're schoolgirls and schoolboys, magical girls and mad scientists, fairies and fighter princesses, cyborgs and sci-fi secret agents, bikers and bad samurais, robots and rebel leaders. They've even got chubby pets and zany... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Passionate fans of anime and manga, known in Japan as otaku and active around the world, play a significant role in the creation and interpretation of this pervasive popular culture. Routinely appropriating and remixing favorite characters, narratives, imagery, and settings, otaku take control of the anime characters they consume. Fanthropologies -the... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 25.00
Manga and anime inspire a wide range of creative activities for fans: blogging and contributing to databases, making elaborate cosplay costumes, producing dôjinshi (amateur) manga and scanlations, and engaging in fansubbing and DIY animation. Indeed, fans can no longer be considered passive consumers of popular culture easily duped by corporations... more...