Japan 2007: How to draw manga with Osamu Tezuka

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So the last entry had my visit to the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka, Japan. One of the coolest features of the museum is one that I didn’t show you: Little How-to-draw and how-to-create-characters instructional illustrations by Tezuka that were set into the floor. Although it’s probably an exercise for the kids or something, I still thought it would be cool to show you the illustrations, and hopefully you find them interesting (or useful!). Enjoy!

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Finally, Amy Kim Ganter (creator of Sorcerers and Secretaries from Tokyopop) let me know that she and her husband Kazu Kibuishi just got back from a trip to Japan in December, and they’ve got tons of their own photos of Japan to ooh and aah over (they’re pretty awesome…). Check out their photos at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/studioamzu/collections/72157603502094080/

…and check out week two, part two in particular for more views of the Tezuka Manga Museum.

– Christopher

19 thoughts on “Japan 2007: How to draw manga with Osamu Tezuka”

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  2. Christopher,

    These analyses are priceless! Would you know if these are actually compiled in book form somewhere?

  3. Haha, that’s so cool! I love the ”少女マンガの 目” (girl’s manga eyes) on the “Many Eyes” chart, lol too funny!

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