Review/Rant: 100 Manga Artists by Amano Masanao

100 Manga Artists / by Amano Masanao ; edited by Julius Wiedemann. Köln : Taschen GmbH, [2017] ©2017 9783836526470 Original edition published as: Manga Design. Amano, Masanao. Köln : Taschen, c2004.   Before you get too far into this review, know that this is effectively the WORST book I've read on anime/manga... and I've read … Continue reading Review/Rant: 100 Manga Artists by Amano Masanao

Non-Fiction Review: Writing About Art by Henry M. Sayre

Writing About Art by Henry M. Sayre My rating: 3 of 5 stars As this was intended for beginner students of art history, I can't say this was exactly for me. I've been wanting a refresher on how to approach art, think about, and examine art. Though this did give some hints in that area, … Continue reading Non-Fiction Review: Writing About Art by Henry M. Sayre

Non-Fiction Review: Pop Manga Coloring Book / Camilla d’Errico

Pop Manga Coloring Book: A Surreal Journey Through a Cute, Curious, Bizarre, and Beautiful World by Camilla d'Errico My rating: 3 of 5 stars I would say that I would be interested in colouring about 75% of the pictures in this colouring book. Some of the images are so stunning. The children are so beautiful … Continue reading Non-Fiction Review: Pop Manga Coloring Book / Camilla d’Errico

Non-Fiction Review: Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos

Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything by David Bellos My rating: 4 of 5 stars He starts off the book by defining translation, the other solutions to dealing with language barriers, and whether translation actually exists (just because we've given it a name). Brilliant! It reminded me of … Continue reading Non-Fiction Review: Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos

Non-Fiction Review: A Brief History of Manga by Helen McCarthy

A Brief History of Manga by Helen McCarthy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Just picked up a copy of Helen McCarthy's "A Brief History of Manga" from the library. My impression is that it is 1. totally adorable, 2. visually engaging, and 3. fun fact filled. I also let my sister paruse through it, … Continue reading Non-Fiction Review: A Brief History of Manga by Helen McCarthy

Non-Fiction Review: Status Factory: The Art of Ron English by Ron English

Status Factory: The Art of Ron English by Ron English My rating: 4 of 5 stars I'm said I didn't know about Ron English before now. I especially love his playful use of the most famous works of art juxtaposed against the banal. It's rare these days for art to actually delight and offend me … Continue reading Non-Fiction Review: Status Factory: The Art of Ron English by Ron English

Non-Fiction Review: Hello Kitty Collaborations by Sanrio

Hello Kitty Collaborations by Sanrio My rating: 4 of 5 stars Collaborations with leading artists, designers and brands of the "Hello Kitty" brand motif in high art and low culture. A gorgeous Rizzoli art book (as if they knew how to make anything but gorgeous art books) celebrating one of my favourite motifs. This book … Continue reading Non-Fiction Review: Hello Kitty Collaborations by Sanrio

Non-Fiction Review: Manga Pro Superstars by Colleen Doran

Manga Pro Superstar Workshop: How to Create and Sell Comics and Graphic Novels by Colleen Doran My rating: 4 of 5 stars Probably the best "how to draw manga" book I've seen in English. The art tips are practical rather than just "copy what you see" and there is insight into the "Japanese" process which … Continue reading Non-Fiction Review: Manga Pro Superstars by Colleen Doran