Mecha Mania : How to Draw the Battling Robots, Cool Spaceships, and Military Vehicles of Japanese Comics

Mecha Mania : How to Draw the Battling Robots, Cool Spaceships, and Military Vehicles of Japanese Comics

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 128 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780823030569
  • DDC分類 741.5

Full Description

Mecha, a generic term well known in the manga and anime community, is short for mechanically-based humanoids - as well as anything else mechanical, high-tech and really cool. If it can fly, swim, fire a weapon, explode, or destroy stuff, it's mecha. Comic book and animation fans hunger for mecha. From the Gigantor animated TV series in the early '60s to today's Neon Genesis Evangelion, mecha is the king of anime. Most Japanese mecha animation features giant robots in epic battles. These giant robots are as tall as buildings - and teenage heroes enter the robot's cockpit and navigate it like a fighter jet. Mecha is also popular in such Nintendo, Playstation and Sega Dreamcast computer games as Mech Warriors, Battletech and Combar Assault Vehicle. While some budding artists may not have a feel for human anatomy or drawing the expressive faces of cartoon characters, anyone who can draw blocks and circles can draw mecha. "Mecha Mania" demonstrates how easy it is to draw fantastic mecha vehicles, robots, space stations, and more. The 300 step-by-step illustrations make it simple for anyone to master this wildly popular comic book genre and achieve dramatic results, "Mecha Mania" features all of the coolest mecha designs and variations, along with outrageous battle scenes. Also included are informative interviews with a company that creates mecha-based games and a Japanese publisher of mecha. Whether one's a beginning or professional artist, "Mecha Mania" is the best how-to reference ever published for mastering this hot, hot comic book art.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       5  (6)
Giant Robot Essentials 6 (14)
Designing Cool Robots 20 (38)
Mecha Metamorphoses and Special Effects 58 (8)
Cyborg Women 66 (16)
Fantastic Mecha Vehicles 82 (20)
American Mecha 102(17)
An Inside Look at the Famous Fasa Studios at 119(9)
Index 128