Description : Is falling in love the beginning . . . Or the end? In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets. There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head. Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes. There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised. And no one can stop it. In the end, there is a grave. Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided. Ethan never even saw it coming. * Don't miss the Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment blockbuster movie of Beautiful Creatures directed by Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) and featuring an all star cast including Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davies and hot young Hollywood talent Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich and Emmy Rossum. Praise for Beautiful Creatures: 'This novel has been generating Twilight-level buzz.' - Teen Vogue About the authors: @kamigarciais a superstitious American southerner who can make biscuits by hand and pies from scratch! She attended George Washington University and is a teacher and reading specialist. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family. @mstohlhas written and designed many successful video games, which is why her two beagles are named Zelda and Kirby. She has degrees from Yale and Stanford Universities in the US and has also studied in the prestigious creative writing department at UEA, Norwich. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her family. www.beautifulcreaturesthebook.com Also available in the series: Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos and Beautiful Redemption.
Description : Winner of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Award for Graphic Novels & Comics! There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
Description : Outside Japan, the term ’manga’ usually refers to comics originally published in Japan. Yet nowadays many publications labelled ’manga’ are not translations of Japanese works but rather have been wholly conceived and created elsewhere. These comics, although often derided and dismissed as ’fake manga’, represent an important but understudied global cultural phenomenon which, controversially, may even point to a future of ’Japanese’ comics without Japan. This book takes seriously the political economy and cultural production of this so-called ’global manga’ produced throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia and explores the conditions under which it arises and flourishes; what counts as ’manga’ and who gets to decide; the implications of global manga for contemporary economies of cultural and creative labour; the ways in which it is shaped by or mixes with local cultural forms and contexts; and, ultimately, what it means for manga to be ’authentically’ Japanese in the first place. Presenting new empirical research on the production of global manga culture from scholars across the humanities and social sciences, as well as first person pieces and historical overviews written by global manga artists and industry insiders, Global Manga will appeal to scholars of cultural and media studies, Japanese studies, and popular and visual culture.
Description : When a young woman searches for an Alichino, beautiful creatures who grant wishes at a price, she meets Tsugiri, a young man who has a mysterious connection to the rare creatures, a connection that puts him and everyone around him in grave danger.
Description : With its stylistic characters and vivid colors, manga has captured the imagination of millions. However, creating it from nothing can be difficult, no matter how inventive an artist is. But now, following the success of Manga Matrix, which taught readers how to create manga characters, Super Manga Matrix will inspire and guide them to create both manga characters and manga stories! Never has character making been approached as methodically as in Super Manga Matrix. Using the unique matrix system, the creation of manga can be plotted and cross-sectioned on a matrix diagram. The result is the remarkable creation of new types of heroes, evil creatures, and multi-formed beasts whose forms and costumes can be designed infinitely. Super Manga Matrix explores a myriad of creatures including angels, demons, dragons, monsters, phantoms, spirits, robots, human, beast combinations, and visionary beings. Regardless of age or skill level, from budding artist to polished professional, anyone with an interest in creating manga will find Super Manga Matrix a valuable resource. Hiroyoshi Tsukamoto is a veteran artist and educator of fine art and graphic design. He has been actively working in the field for over 30 years. Tsukamoto's designs and artworks are numerous, including a mural for the pediatrics ward for the Japan National Cancer Center, character illustration and exhibit design for Nagoya Marine Museum, and character, stage, and costume design for the musical Borocchino!. Tsukamoto is also the author of Manga Matrix and the Japanese bestselling titles Manga Bible and CharaDeza Smash!
Description : The popularity of manga—Japanese cartooning—continues to grow, inspiring interest in learning how to draw this exciting style of comics. From comic illustration Ikari Studio comes the ultimate guide on how to draw manga. The Monster Book of Manga: Fairies and Magical Creatures focuses on these figures of wonder. Each illustration is broken down into six stages of creation and is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, taking the artist from an initial black-and-white sketch to final color piece. Each drawing is also accompanied by practical suggestions, hints, and tips. This monster-size manual is the must-have book for anyone interested in learning how to draw manga, appealing to beginning and advanced artists alike.
Description : explains the tools and techniques for drawing endearing Kawaii-style characters and includes coverage of anthros, monsters, Goths, and the subgenre moe ladies.
Description : Provides techniques and tips for creating cartoon characters and stories in the style of the Japanese genre, including step-by-step directions on how to draw facial expressions, bodies in motion, and combat weapons.
Description : So you want to be a manga artist? Of course you do and we can help. NDP comics has taught over 300 classes for anime conventions, universities libraries, museums and schools, helping thousands of anime and manga fan learn how to become a manga-ka. And now they can help you. So You Want to Be a Manga Artist is a step-by-step guide to becoming a manga-ka (comic artist) with tutorials on creating manga faces, stick figures, creating hair designs along with detailed instruction on creating a manga from story line to finished manga. All of this is done with beautiful illustrations that break down manga in a fun manner easy to understand manner. Nicole and Danielle Pelham wrote So You Want to Be a Manga Artist after teach over 300 classes for anime conventions, universities, libraries, museums, book stories and schools. They have helped thousands of anime and manga fans learn how to become manga-ka and they wanted to continue to share their knowledge with Manga fans and aspiring manga artist.
Description : • Reviews of more than 900 manga series • Ratings from 0 to 4 stars • Guidelines for age-appropriateness • Number of series volumes • Background info on series and artists THE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST! Whether you’re new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here’s a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! • Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork • Titles rated from zero to four stars–skip the clunkers, but don’t miss the hidden gems • Guidelines for age-appropriateness–from strictly mature to kid-friendly • Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others • The facts on the many kinds of manga–know your shôjo from your shônen • An overview of the manga industry and its history • A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU’VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!