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Subject: How to Draw Books - just curious
Date Posted: 4/3/2011 10:36 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2011
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Has anyone ever offered to trade any of the "How to Draw Manga" books here?  Seems like this is the only place to look for books of that genre.

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 4/6/2011 7:38 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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Here, at PBS?  Yes, I've received a few of them.  Here, in the Graphic Novels & Manga forum?  Not that I've seen... 

But if anyone wants to offer them, this is a good place to make the offer!!!  (I'm always looking for new How To Draw books by Hikaru Hayashi!)

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 7:29 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2011
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Hmm.  Well...

I'm trying to complete my collection, bought a few lots recently and I've been offering the extras on my bookshelf.  Mr. Hayashi's books tend to be among the most desired ones (read: expensive if you try to buy them).  I think I'll have an extra copy of his "Couples" book.  I won't know what condition it's in till the box arrives, but I'm fairly sure it'll be in good shape.  Most artists like to take care of their stuff.  : )

After going through my collection, I've discovered that I have copies of some books in the Japanese version.  Since I'm studying the language, I might just keep those and post the English duplicates.  Or I might do trades of English for Japanese versions.  Not sure yet.



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Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 4/8/2011 12:14 PM ET
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How are you doing with Nihongo?  I'm self-teaching myself, but I get frustrated working solo sometimes and then put my lessons on the shelf for a little while.  Then I get interested again and start again...  it'll take me forever to learn anything at the rate I am progressing. LOL

Date Posted: 4/9/2011 1:05 AM ET
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Well, I've done something similar for many years now.  I should be better at it than I am, but one of the problems is that you can easily lose the benefits of all your hard-earned study if you don't keep up with it.  The other problem is the presentation of the material.  You won't retain a lot if it's boring...

If you have a Nintendo DS, I highly recommend the My Japanese Coach game by Ubisoft.  It has a lot of sursingly helpful features in it, especially for writing practice.  But it doesn't just throw it all at you; you gradually build up to using it.  At first the words are in Romaji, but it eventually switches to kana so you have to know your stuff as you get later on in the lessons.  You can also get some nifty tutorial software by Japanese for Japanese that's fun to work with.  Kakitori-kun is one of my faves.

Another fun thing to do is activate your Japanese keyboard in Windows.  You can type the Kana and Kanji in most word processing software once it's running.

I could babble about this at length.  PM if you'd like to know more.  : )