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Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga (サルでも描けるまんが教室 Saru demo egakeru manga kyōshitsu?) is a parody instructional book by Koji Aihara and Kentaro Takekuma. The series was serialized in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits and in Viz Media's Pulp from May 2001 to August 2002.[1][2] Shogakukan published the manga's three tankōbon volumes between October 1990 and May 1992.[3][4] It is licensed in North America by Viz Media.[5]


Pat King from Animefringe commends the manga for its "excellent parody of the manga industry" and its artwork that "would be right at home in classic issues of Mad Magazine".[6] Johanna Draper Carlson from Comics Worth Reading comments on the "vulgar but funny" adult contents of the manga with its "nudity and various scatological gags".[7] Carlos Santos commends the manga for its "rundown of every major genre, by demographic" and praises the manga above other "How-to Art" books.[8]


  1. "Viz PR for May '01". Anime News Network. 2001-01-21. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  2. "Pulp Ends in August". Anime News Network. 2002-04-11. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
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  5. "Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga, Vol. 1 (Paperback)." Retrieved on November 19, 2008.
  6. King, Pat (February 2003). "Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga Vol.1". Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  7. Carlson, Johanna Draper (June 25, 2006). "Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga". Comics Worth Reading. 
  8. Santos, Carlos (2007-03-06). "Right Turn Only!! Kingdoms' Heart". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 

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