Taschen returns to documenting Manga with “100 Manga Artists”

100 Manga Artists - TASCHEN

Since the original TASCHEN edition of Manga Design, Japan’s comic phenomenon has produced yet more captivating characters and a whole host of hot new talents. The revised and updated edition edited by Julius Wiedemann – 100 Manga Artists, out later this month – delivers the lowdown on the latest and the greatest makers and shapers of the manga scene.

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Through an A–Z directory, you’ll discover the superstars – both human and fictional – of what is now a vast global industry, inspiring advertisers, filmmakers, creative professionals, millions of avid fans, not to mention an entire cosplay lifestyle, in which manga devotees in elaborate costume meet to celebrate the existence of their characters at huge conventions from Los Angeles to Leipzig.

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From classic maestros – like Osamu Tezuka (creator of Astro Boy) and Katsuhiro Otomo (creator of Akira) – to newcomers such as Hajime Isayama, each entry includes biographical and bibliographical information, descriptions of main characters, and, of course, plenty of examples of the artist’s finest manga spreads and covers.

Editor Julius Wiedemann was born in Brazil, where he studied design and marketing, and has lived and worked in Japan, Germany, and in the UK. He holds the positions of Executive Editor for Design and Pop Culture, as well as Director for Digital Publications at TASCHEN Publishing. He has edited over 40 books in over 10 years, is a regular contributor to magazines, and has been on the jury of several awards all over the world.

Wiedemann’s publications have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide, and among his most popular titles are Information Graphics, the series Illustration Now!Logo DesignJapanese Graphics Now! and books about record covers and web design.

100 Manga Artists is due for release on 25th January 2017

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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