Doodletopia Manga

Draw, Design, and Color Your Own Super-Cute Manga Characters and More

About the Book

Doodle, draw, sketch, and color your way to the fun-filled land of Doodletopia! Includes bonus manga crafts and cut-outs.

The world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books, Christopher Hart, will show you all the interactive, artistic possibilities offered by doodling, designing, and coloring using characters, scenes, and crafts from the world of manga in Doodletopia: Manga.

Unlike other doodle books that leave you stranded, with no help at all, Doodletopia: Manga pairs fun doodle-based activities with the sort of insightful (and laugh-out-loud funny) advice and tips that countless readers have come to expect from cartooning master Christopher Hart. 

From dressing up super-cute chibis to designing your own manga mazes to completing manga scenes and making manga-inspired crafts like bookmarks, stationery, and more, the opportunities for creative expression are endless. So what are you waiting for? Pick up your pencils, pens, markers, or crayons, and start doodling!
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Doodletopia Manga


All through the ages, humans have doodled. In prehistoric times, they doodled on cave walls. As technology progressed, they began to doodle on stone tablets. Eventually, the art of doodling moved to the margins of loose-leaf paper, which was generally unappreciated by teachers trying to grade homework assignments. And there, the art of doodling languished—until now. 

Recently, there has been a hue and cry for doodling. I’m not exactly sure what a “hue” is, but I recognize the sound when my readers cry. Therefore, I knew I had to do something—and fast. So I finished my cup of coffee, poured myself a second cup, finished reading the paper, and then sprang into action! 

I discovered that manga, that amazingly popular style of Japanese comics, which features an irresistible array of characters, visual icons, and design motifs, could satisfy the demands of even the most dedicated doodler.

This book, the second in my series of interactive Doodletopia titles, brings you buckets of fun characters to draw, doodle, and color, plus cool projects, including many that you can use outside of this book, such as designs for your own personal stationery, bookmarks, emoticons, and more.

Doodletopia: Manga
is your ticket to a world of creativity. Each chapter gives you a head start with visual prompts so that you can complete manga mascots, adorable animals, silly chibis, eye-catching designs, and more.

You may try to resist the pull of manga doodles. But if you are reading this introduction, it’s already too late. The only thing that will help now is a pencil, and a tabletop to place this book on. Welcome aboard, fellow manga doodler!

About the Author

Christopher Hart
Christopher Hart is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than six million copies and have been translated into more than 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice. More by Christopher Hart
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