GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class, Vol. 1 (GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class / GA -芸術科アートデザインクラス- #1)
It's Kisaragi's first year in G.A.: the specialized art and design department at her high school. The timid Kisaragi has a lot to learn, but with the help of a very unique group of friends, even the most difficult lesson becomes loads of fun - if not downright silly! With the aid of full-color pages throughout, you too can learn the basics of color theory and become a grea...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 21st 2009 by Yen Press
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I don't think I will ever be a huge fan of 4-koma (I prefer the pacing of longer chapters), but this was fairly amusing. It is packed with cultural references; those who don't have some background from other reading / experience may find it tiresome to be constantly flipping to the pages of cultural notes. On the other hand, at least Yen Press provided said pages of cultural notes!
I really really liked this manga. The art is fantastic, the characters are fun, and not to mention the amount of actual art knowledge that it teaches you. I feel like this manga doesn't get the popularity it deserves, and that the anime version horribly messed up the beautiful artwork displayed in the manga.