Learn how to reflect the beautifully diverse world around you in the manga-style characters you draw, guided by the talented team of artists at Saturday AM.
Saturday AM is the world’s leading showcase of diverse anime and manga stories. How to Draw Diverse Manga features the comics brand’s most popular artists, who themselves represent racial identities, ethnicities, and cultures from all over the world, as well as diverse gender identities.
Our perceptions of the world are shaped by how the media presents it. With this guide, you will be able to tell inclusive stories about heroic, beautiful, strong, intelligent, and courageous heroes from all backgrounds that are relatable to all and represent the true diversity of our world.
The reader-friendly, step-by-step presentation, which is accessible even to beginning artists, shares drawing guidance for:
- Diverse faces, features, and expressions
- Bodies, proportions, and body positivity
- Hair, including afros, braids, and waves
- Developing character design through the language of shape, silhouette, and color schemes
- Avoiding stereotypes and caricatures
Perfect for beginning to intermediate manga and anime artists, character designers, fantasy illustrators, animators, and cartoonists, Saturday AM Presents How to Draw Diverse Manga offers an insider’s point of view and expertise on how to design and draw authentic manga characters that reflect the diverse identities and backgrounds of our world.
Find even more inspiration for diverse manga characters in Saturday AM TANKS, which collect Saturday AM’s comics in graphic novel format.
The Saturday AM TANKS series include:Apple Black, Clock Striker, Gunhild, Hammer, Henshin!, The Massively Multiplayer World of Ghosts, Oblivion Rouge, Saigami, Soul Beat, Titan King, Underground, and Yellow Stringer.
About the Author
Saturday AM is a unique digital comics brand featuring an ever-growing catalog of popular, exclusive, and diverse action manga-style webcomics by independent creators from around the world. Among the nearly 50 visionary artists on the Saturday AM team are @WhytManga (Apple Black), @JeyOdin (Hammer), and @saigaimiproject (Saigami). To learn more about Saturday AM, visit saturday-am.com, or find them on Instagram (@saturday_am), YouTube (youtube.com/user/MyFutprint), and Twitter (@saturday_am).