‘Beginning Manga’ by Sonia Leong to Release on the 1st of September, 2016!

Beginning Manga Sonia Leong

It is time to fulfill your dream of learning how to draw like a true mangaka through Sonia Leong’s Beginning Manga.

The upcoming book, Beginning Manga by Sonia Leong, has everything aspiring mangakas need in order to bring their imagination to life.

Sonia Leong is a professional comic artist and illustrator who specializes in anime and manga. Her more than 80 published works include graphic novels, instructional art books, magazines, and film and television projects. Sonia also teaches manga workshops and exhibits her artwork throughout the world.

Her book, Beginning Manga, is an interactive step-by-step guide. It provides readers with projects, prompts, tips and exercises in order to teach them the manga art style. Readers will get to learn about inking and drawing techniques to tell their story. Beginning Manga covers everything from facial expressions, visual grammar, how to add personality to a character, backgrounds, special effects, speech bubbles, storyboards, and so much more!

Here’s a look at what you can expect from the book.

Beginning Manga Sonia Leong

Being someone who is interested in manga, and has dabbled a bit in the art style, I’m looking forward to reading and learning from Beginning Manga. From the previews that I’ve seen, the instructions are easy to follow. Sonia Leong teaches readers how to draw through the use of pencils, brushes, and pens, etc. It really does seem like a good instruction book to teach everything there is to know for a mangaka to start creating their own unique work.

Beginning Manga by Sonia Leong has been published by Walter Foster Publishing. It will be released on the 1st of September, 2016. However, you can pre-order a copy for yourself right now! It retails for $19.95 / £12.99.

Are you someone who likes to read manga? Do you wish to become a mangaka someday? Will you be reading Beginning Manga? Let us know!


Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.


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2 thoughts on “‘Beginning Manga’ by Sonia Leong to Release on the 1st of September, 2016!

  1. A friend of mine bought it and I gave it a read, it’s a pretty nice book, she has a good perspective, and it’s unfortunate that the book wasn’t here when I first started learning. The only thing that helped my learning process is this article http://www.painterartist.com/en/pages/draw-manga/tips/ and some great tutorials I found online, and of course, a lot of practice 🙂

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