Manga is still a hot category, and recent manga instruction titles, especially Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley, are best-sellers. Crilley has a large following, with nearly 1 million followers on YouTube, as well as huge followings on his own website and online forum, making him far and away the most popular "how-to-draw-manga" guy around, and arguably the best known on the Internet as a whole30+ step-by-step demos and mini-demos give great drawing instruction for a wide range of subjects not covered in the first book, including poses and perspective, along with activities that give fast results with traditional media such as basic pencils and pens.
Mark Crilley is the author and illustrator of several graphic novel and prose fiction book series, including thirteen-time Eisner nominee Akiko, Billy Clikk, Miki Falls, Brody's Ghost, and Mastering Manga (IMPACT Books, 2012. Since being selected for Entertainment Weekly's "It List" in 1998, Crilley has spoken at hundreds of venues throughout the world and become one of YouTube's top 25 Most Subscribed Gurus, creating drawing demonstration videos that have been viewed more than 60 million times. His work has been featured in USA Today, the New York Daily News and Disney Adventures magazine, as well as on Comcast On Demand and CNN Headline News.