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Marvel style vs Anime/Manga

Wed Feb 25, 2015, 5:53 PM
Hi all,

I'm teaching Digital Media at the school where I work this year, and one of the areas I need to cover is comic art and more specifically the differences between the Marvel/DC (western) style of comic art and the Anime/Manga style (Japanese)

Now, while I colour comic book stuff, I don't actually *read* the things, and haven't done so for over 35 years. I think the last comic book I bought was a Richie Rich and I was aged about 10... I'm going on 48 now... So this means I don't really know what the key differences would be between the two styles. I'm aware of them of course, but the finer details are lost on me.

So... Anyone that can help in this area? I'm interested in info not only on the drawing styles and artistic styles but also on the way they are produced, written, created, and pretty much anything and everything you could think of to explain the differences between the two styles. Links to actual examples to illustrate your points would be greatly appreciated. :)


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Sean Ellery
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
I'm a high school teacher of Social Studies + Geography/History during the day and Caped Colouring Crusader by night, well... maybe not with an actual cape... but colouring stuff on the side as a hobby and the odd one-off paid gig here and there. I've worked for Marvel as an art refurbisher for their "Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe vol. 7 - 14 (and have had official credit for various Avengers Handbooks as well when they reused the images..) More recently I have had a pretty regular gig doing covers for Zenescope since December 2012. :)

Current Residence: Perth Australia
Favourite style of art: comic digital art
Digital Tools: Win 7, Adobe CS6 ...and a mouse.


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barfast Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Many thanks for the recent fav my friend!! I really appreciate it.
yosarian13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave, much appreciated! 
neelthe101 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faves! I've been a huge fan of your work for a long time
Puciek Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
As always - thanks for favs :)
TonyDennison Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Luv your work.
kcspaghetti Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:icongrin--plz: Thanks 4 watch & faves, truly an honor from a master colorist like yourself!
FlySardineta Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'll follow your steps master! *^*
ReksArt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
great artwork,..amazing ; )
JK5-Inks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav man :)
classicgamer76 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Thanks for the Fav' and the WATCH, Mr Ellery!
I appreciate it, especially since I'm really found of your work!
Also, let me wish you a Happy New Year!
Happy New Year 2011
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