“Dear Otaku, this is your Manga Bible.”
- Maxim, Madrid
Indeed, this chunky, colourful book is almost exactly the size and weight of that holy book! 100 Manga Artists
is the revised and updated edition of German publisher Taschen
’s original edition of Manga Design, first published in 2004, a handy compendium of biographies, artwork and cover images by Japan’s most well-known manga artists.
Since then, Japan’s comic phenomenon and global export has gone from strength to strength, churning out hordes more captivating characters on the page as well as a whole host of hot new artistic talents behind the pen.
This weighty tome delivers the lowdown on the latest and greatest movers and shakers of the manga scene, and is jam-packed with information on the superstars - both human and fictional - of the manga world, from classic masters such as Osamu Tezuka
(creator of Astro Boy) and Katsuhiro Otomo
(creator of Akira) to relative newcomers such as Hajime Isayama
(creator of Attack on Titan).
Dip into this extensive and all-encompassing book and discover the big name artists behind what is now a vast global industry, inspiring filmmakers, creative professionals, and millions of avid fans all around the world.
With a layout like an A-Z directory, each encyclopedic entry of this hefty yet handy hardback includes biographical and bibliographical information of the artists and descriptions of the main characters, as well as plentiful examples of the manga artists’ finest manga spreads and covers. “This eye-popping survey shows how manga has influenced everything from advertising to movies like Kill Bill. Zap, wow, take that, Western literature!”
- The Globe & Mail, Toronto
Never be caught short again on your manga trivia with this comprehensive volume - it makes the perfect primer for all those budding manga fans out there! Hot off the press this month (March 2017), you can order your own copy online on Taschen’s website
for just £12.99.
Alternatively, we have one copy of the book to give away
to a lucky manga-lover - enter by emailing email@example.com
and telling us the name of your favourite manga character. Entries will be accepted until April 10th 2017
. We’ll select the winner at random and send out the book by post in mid April.
About the series Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic Taschen universe at unbeatable prices
Since they started their work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name Taschen has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. The Bibliotheca Universalis series brings together nearly 100 all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so readers can create and curate their own affordable library of art, anthropology and amusement. Bookworm’s delight — never bore, always excite!
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