+$Beginning as a handbook to aid in car and shoe design, the+$IDRAW+$series of sketchbook and reference guides has extended to include comics and, most recently, manga to its portfolio.
+$These innovative, pocket-sized moleskines are an indispensible tool for budding comic book and manga artists – inside their pages lies a unique mash up of creativity, education and utility.
+$"We have combined the limitless possibilities of a sketchbook, the how-to of a text book and the what's what of a reference guide into one game-changing tool," says IDRAW creator Matt Marrocco.
+$In collaboration with Marvel artist,+$Ryan Stegman+$, Matt Created+$I Draw Comics+$with the help of Kickstarter back in 2012, where they smashed their target and were met with great enthusiasm from fans.
+$This time Matt has joined forces with Sara Mayhew to create+$I Draw Manga+$. According to the now funded Kickstarter page, Matt and Sara have "created a new standard for aspiring Manga artists, anime devotees, and anyone looking to improve their drawing skills."
+$These sketchbooks include valuable reference information such as publishers, schools and recommended tools and materials.
+$Character design, proportion and background effects are all illustrated with tutorial guides and templates, complete with room for your own practise.
+$The beauty of the IDRAW comic and manga reference guides is that they give you the ability to immediately apply what you've learned in the provided "Non-Photo Blue" templates.
+$These act as guides to improve your grasp of proportion and perspective and allow you to scan your sketch into Photoshop – with minimal tweaking, the templates disappear leaving only your sketches behind.