What You Need to Know:
- Have you ever felt that artists itch but just didn't know where to start? Dreams of becoming the next big mangaka? Well VIZ Media has you covered!
- Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure fans and aspiring artists can find inspiration in the art of creating manga with the June 6th release of Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga.
- The new hardcover release features unique instructions on drawing techniques, as well as fascinating explorations of character development, conceptualizing storylines, and scripting dialogue as set forth by Hirohiko Araki, one of the most esteemed creators at work today. The deluxe hardcover print edition under the Shonen Jump imprint will carry an MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $26.99 CAN. For more information on Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga, be sure to visit VIZ.com.
Source: Official VIZ Media Press Release
Hirohiko Araki is the author of one of the longest-running and most beloved manga of all-time, the epic fan favorite Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (also published in English by VIZ Media). According to him, manga is the ultimate synthesis of all forms of art, and in this book he reveals the secrets behind how to make the magic happen using concrete examples from his own work. Read all about his “golden way” of manga: the character histories he draws up for each of the characters he creates, his methodology for storytelling inspired by the great Ernest Hemingway, and many other aspects of manga creation in this how-to guide penned by an industry legend.
This extraordinary release delivers an in-depth examination of Hirohiko Araki’s complete creative process for his manga, and explores what aspiring manga creators can learn from novelists, fine artists, and filmmakers, says Nick Mamatas, Editor. We invite readers to explore this special release, and gain fresh inspiration for their own artistic endeavors.