It’s a dream come true for every would-be manga artist: a sketchbook that not only gives them ample room to draw, but expert guidance that will improve their technique and understanding of the form. That’s what Chris Hart provides in his new Manga Mania series, devoted to fantasy, the overwhelming style of choice among fans. It’s beautifully and smartly designed, with eye-catching covers, archival quality drawing paper, and step-by-step instructions on how to create memorable super-powerful heroes and heroines. Hart goes through full-body construction, hand and foot poses, and action expressions. And creates such characters as a girl sci-fi fighter, samuri, manga-style faerie, magical defender, a possessed magic unicorn, and a beautiful, wicked vampire lady!