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Shop for screen tones, brush pens, manga paper and more at Reprographics! 
 835 Virginia Rd, Crystal Lake, IL  (815) 477-1018

Copic and Prismacolor markers, Letraset tone, Strathmore Bristol board, Deleter manga paper, Sakura Micron and more!
 
Top quality supplies plus great 'How to Draw Manga' books - explore the store to find everything you need for Japanese Comics. 
 
Need more help?  Take a Japanese Comics class with experienced art instructor Susan Sieber, who studied comics in Tokushima, Japan!

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SCREEN TONE is a sticky-backed transparent sheet printed with dots or patterns.  To use it, cut out a piece to place over your character's hair or clothes, then use an X-ACTO KNIFE to cut around the exact outline.  This method adds gray tones and patterns that make your comic more detailed and professional!  LOOK! >>>

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A white poster PAINT PEN is great for adding white designs to black clothing or white highlights to black hair.  And of course a BLACK SHARPIE is needed for large areas of black - don't wear out your brush pen coloring in hair, eyes and backgrounds!

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BLACK SHARPIE

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LETRASET MARKERS, MANGA PAPER AND SCREEN TONE

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But before you place your SCREEN TONE, you'll need a dual end BRUSHPEN to inking your characters.  Choose a black brushpen for outlines - the brush end is great for characters and hair, while the fine point is good for dialogue and panel outlines.

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BRUSHPEN

PRISMACOLOR or COPIC MARKERS are good choices for coloring your comic.  You can use the gray sets instead of screen tones to get a watercolor effect, or use the color sets to create full-color manga artwork.  Ask for a sample marker to test, to see which brand you prefer. 

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When you test a MARKER, first color in an area, wait a moment until it dries, then color over half of that area -- this is how you would shade a character in your comic.  If possible, test the marker on the paper you are planning to use -- marker paper or manga paper is best, so that the marker doesn't bleed, making fuzzy edges to your areas of color.

Questions?  Email Susan at uzushio@gmail.com