"Simple instructions for illustrating everything Manga." This guide teaches manga lovers how to create their own characters and stories. From bodies to the nuts and bolts of amecha (manga for anything mechanical), readers will learn all the basics necessary to start rendering the exotic worlds and creative characters that attracted them to manga as readers. Over 200 illustrations will show readers exactly how to draw everything from heroes to vehicles to backgrounds. a[ Manga is the fastest-growing segment of the publishing industry, with 2004 sales projected to reach 120 million, up 20% from 2003 a[ There are few instructional manga books that are truly instructional and even fewer with this guide's step-by-step directions a[ The single most comprehensive source for learning all the manga basicsLayman, John is the author of 'Complete Idiot's Guide To Drawing Manga ', published 2005 under ISBN 9781592573356 and ISBN 1592573355.