NEW YORK, NY – Two favorite art forms are together at last! Chalk art is beloved by both kids and adults, and manga is a worldwide comic book phenomenon coming from Japan. As the ﬁrst book of its kind, Chalk Art Manga (Available Now!) not only reveals the secrets to creating cute and fun manga characters in chalk, but it also shows you everything step-by-step to make it extra easy.
Characters can leap out of the pages of manga and come to life under your own ﬁngers as you draw kawaii foods that look too adorable to eat, colorful chibi people, exciting animals and monsters, and more. Just like that, your driveway, sidewalk, or chalkboard can become a canvas for vibrant and exciting manga artwork as you learn to draw, pick colors, and smudge for eﬀect. Created by two manga experts, author/journalist Danica Davidson and manga creator/artist Rena Saiya, Chalk Art Manga is fun for the whole family.
About the Contributors:
Danica Davidson is the author of 18 books, including the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners and its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, done with Rena Saiya. A longtime manga fan, her work on manga has been published by MTV, CNN, The Onion, Otaku USA, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Anime News Network, and more. She has both written the English adaptation and worked on the editing process for manga. She lives in Michigan and her website is www.danicadavidson.com.
Rena Saiya is a Japanese manga author and illustrator. She published twelve manga books in the shojo manga genre through a major Japanese publisher. Rena is also a freelance manga author who has published various manga illustrations internationally as well as a how-to manga character book and online tutorials for drawing manga art. She also covers the shonen manga genre and comedy genre.
Chalk Art Manga
A Step-by-Step Guide
By Danica Davidson; Illustrated by Rena Saiya
Skyhorse Publishing hardcover, also available as an ebook
On Sale Now! | ISBN: 978-1-5107-7189-5 | Price: $24.99
ACOALDES FOR CHALK ART MANGA:
“When I first heard of Chalk Art Manga, by Danica Davidson, with illustrations by Rena Saiya, I thought it was a brilliant concept—something that never would have occurred to me. After reading the book, with its lovely design, I’m even more impressed. What could be more fun than a book for children and manga fans of all ages, showing how to draw ephemeral and public manga-style illustrations on pavement or concrete or brick?!”
— Frederik L. Schodt, author of Manga! Manga! and Osamu Tezuka’s English interpreter
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