Mangaka Anime Club
(Above: Marisa 9th Grade)
If you love all things Manga and Anime, come try out our most popular art class .... Saturday Mangaka* Club!
The amazing art of Anime and Manga comes to life in our studio. In small groups, learn basic animation techniques such as creating multiple cells, 1, 2 and 3 point perspective drawing, figure drawing, and how to draw perfect facial expressions in anime style. Learn to write and create your own Manga stories with real characters, fantasy heroes, and amazing locations that are so awesome.Learn how to improve your Manga skills from professional artists while working with students who appreciate all of your favorite series. Get what it takes to be a real Mangaka!
Classes are open to students currently in 6th-10th grades. Monthly Tuition is $119.
*Mangaka is the Japanese word for a comic artist or cartoonist. Outside of Japan, manga usually refers to a Japanese comic book and mangaka refers to the author of the manga, who is usually Japanese. As of 2006, about 3000 professional mangaka were working in Japan. Some artists may study at an art college, manga school, or take on an apprenticeship with another mangaka, before entering the world of manga as a professional artist. However, there are some that just start in manga, without being an assistant by applying to contests that magazines run. For example, Naoko Takeuchi, author of Sailor Moon, who won such a contest sponsored by Kodansha, and Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy started out without being an assistant.
A mangaka will rise to prominence through recognition of their ability when they spark the interest of institutions, individuals or a demographic of manga consumers. For example, there are contests which prospective mangaka may enter, sponsored by manga editors and publishers.