Manga, or Japanese comics, have become a part of our culture, with more and more artists growing up learning to draw in the manga style. 'Mangaka' is a term for someone who creates manga. The artists in 'Mangaka America' represent the dynamic talents in the field and are professionally creating it for an American audience, something that was unheard of 20 years ago. 'Mangaka America' showcases a selection of these US-based mangaka, highlighting each artist's unique contibution to the genre. This book also provides mini-tutorials in which each artist provides instruction on character design, layouts, digital inking, and coloring.