J.C. Amberlyn is an artist, book author, photographer, and animator. She is the author of Drawing Wildlife;Drawing Manga Animals, Chibis, and Other Adorable Creatures; and The Artist s Guide to Drawing Animals: How to Draw Cats, Dogs, and Other Favorite Pets. J.C. loves art, animation, animals, and adventure in the great outdoors. She seeks to create visual and written works of art that strike a chord with her audience, whether they celebrate the life that shares the planet with us or the rich inner workings of the human mind and experience. With her books, she shares techniques for creating epic stories, engaging characters, and appealing art for readers of all skill levels. Her work has received recognition and a number of awards and has been published in various media. She lives in Arizona."
"The perfect book for anyone who wants to understand and draw the Japanese world of Manga characters. If you are new to Manga it explains everything from the different types of humans and creatures as well as the personality traits of each one. The book goes way beyond just simply drawing for drawing sake. You can see how J.C. is able to build a character up from a sketch to a fully clothed and properly posed figure and how to give them the appearance of thought. Something a lot of other books on drawing leave out, but extremely important if you are drawing a comic or creating an animation." --Marc Spess, author of Secrets of Clay Animation Revealed