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F.U.: Majoring in Carnal Knowledge
F.U.: Majoring in Carnal Knowledge
by Mickey Skee
Edition: Paperback
13 used & new from CDN$ 6.88

4.0 out of 5 stars I very enteraining book I must say!, April 6 2004
This book was just what I like. Nice erotica with a playful and sunny nature all the way around. Nothing dark and brooding, no fear that all hope is lost. Gay or hetero you shouldn't read stuff that brings down your optimism on life and this book was just fun! It's basically a book of short stories linked to the new Professor Mickey Skee. There's even a vampire story and a sci-fi one. All around the world with this book! Victor...ROCKS! (He's the brainy one)
CONS:
1. No character descriptions, to actually speak of. Usually it's just name, and slam bam thank you Mr. President sir!
2. The beginning of the book was written very well but near the end it lost it's glue and became a big mess. How did the Professor suddenly become a porn star? Wasn't the dean opposed to this? Ugh! I had to stop READING!
3. WHY didn't we find out what happens to Victor? HELLO?! Best character in the book, everyone else becomes a porn star, and he becomes what? A Fluffer? A Mascot? An strawberry yogurt bar? WHAT?!
PROS:
1. VICTOR! Hello, you buy it for Victor! It's obvious the book would have fallen apart without him!
2. This book has a couple funny references that you won't believe. Namely the HAPPY DAYS segment! It blew my MIND!
3. Non stop creativity! Mr. Skee creates a world away from the world that could exist in a sort of alternate universe sort of thing. I enjoyed it!

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types
by Don Richard Riso
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 16.26
41 used & new from CDN$ 8.50

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life...really, March 29 2004
I have been looking for insight into my life (I'm a type four go fig) for what seems like an eternity. This book shined a giant flashlight of truth right in my eyes and to this day refuses to take it away. It even pegged everyone in my family down to our manipulations and quirks. Not Astrology, hell this book blows astrology out of the water! Get and it WILL change your life.

Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics
Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics
by Christopher Hart
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 15.64
59 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it! Hate to contradict., Aug. 23 2003
I'm not an Otaku. I'm not some obssesed drooling anime fangirl. But I AM an anime fan AND an artist who takes their work seriously. I don't know what all those other people are talking about with this book. It's very well done.
No it doesn't take you through complete anime stylings. In fact Christopher Hart seems very biased in this book. Especially towards the end in the section where he compares anime and western stle comicking. He PURPOSELY draws western style anime like [stuff]. It's kinda funny.
But in all seriousness. No this is not a book for those who want to be complete anime artist. BUT he does make some good points in this book. He gives a good explaination of the genres that exist (although not good drawing samples)and will help you with your ideas if you plan on starting you own little comic.
That's why this book is worth it. IF YOUR STARTING YOUR ANIME BASED COMIC! It'll get you on the right track I think. It helped me. Then again my style IS American and Japanese art combined. I love both styles equally.
Don't knock this book. If your just starting out in anime it's the book that's REALLY help shape you into a manga artist. From there STOP with his little mania series. After that they aren't worth SPIT. Go into the "How to draw Manga" series after this title. It makes an awesome primer!

How To Draw Manga Volume 24: Occult & Horror
How To Draw Manga Volume 24: Occult & Horror
by Hikaru Hayashi
Edition: Paperback
15 used & new from CDN$ 19.91

3.0 out of 5 stars Tettering over the edge, Aug. 23 2003
Don't let ANYONE fool you. The books at this level of "How to Draw Manga" series are not for beginners. Don't let anyone come and tell you that you'll get step by step instructions...because you won't. Especially not in this book.
BUT WAIT! Don't go off just because of that. This book isn't so much about walking you through things as it is about giving some EXTREMELY useful tips. While using this book I found myself looking back and saying..."Wait I ALREADY DO THAT!" And by paying attention to the techniques I was using for the genre unconciously I was able to refine and get better! If your interested in Occult, Horror, Fantasty, and magic based comics I'd suggest this book greatly. It's a nice RESOURCE.
Buy it as soon as you can. Just don't expect to have steps taken with you. This is a "Look at us do it and now YOU do it." Also for you strict pencillers out there, some of the inking techniques in this book can be applied to you. I don't like inking my work unless it's to certain parts. Never as a whole. So I mimicked alot of this in pencil. Hope this helps people! Bye bye!

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