This is sure to be enormously appealing to fans of Mark Crilley’s famous YouTube channel. It is a sort of dream project for Crilley, who started his wildly popular YouTube channel over ten years ago. Although there are numerous prompts and tips throughout, since his YouTube videos feature how-to videos for manga illustration, this is more of a coffee-table for fans, or an inspiration book for aspiring (or accomplished) manga artists.
The illustrations are striking and clever, and span many sorts of artworks — all rendered in Japanese comic book style. It’s a lovely book that I enjoy looking through and emulating again and again. I especially like his renderings of various vintage films, and artists like Klimt.