Manga styles have swept the internet, with comics, videos and imports flooding across Europe and America, inspiring a new generation of artists. Simple, accessible and using a range of artists the book covers How to Study and Copy the Top Artists, Character Design and Personality, Working with Body sizes and Head Counts, Drafting and Story Design.
Helen McCarthy (general editor) has written and spoken extensively about Japanese culture, comics, anime and manga. She researched and curated the first ever anime programme at a British convention, wrote the first book in English dedicated to Japanese animation, and has worked on such publications as Manga Cross Stitch: Make Your Own Graphic Art Needlework and The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga. Helen currently lives in London with her partner, an artist. Rikki Simons (foreword) is a voice actor, writer, and artist. Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, ShutterBox, and now The Trinkkits. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his colour design on Invader ZIM.