Understanding Comics

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Harper Collins, Apr 27, 1994 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 224 pages
734 Reviews
Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning.
  

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Great prose, great pictures. - Goodreads
Not a lot of brilliant insights. - Goodreads
Useful and insightful as a writer. - Goodreads
Pretty good survey/overview - Goodreads
Easy to read and funny. - Goodreads
Great for any artist working in storytelling. - Goodreads

Review: Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (The Comic Books #1)

User Review  - Jason Linn - Goodreads

McCloud shines a whole new light onto the medium of comics. Definitely worth a read, if not just for an insight into this underappreciated medium. Read full review

Review: Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (The Comic Books #1)

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I'm with you Mon Read full review

Contents

TIME
6
THE VOCABULARY OF COMICS
24
SHOW
132
STEPS
162
A WORD
185
PUTTING
193
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Scott McCloud has been writing, drawing, and examining comics since 1984. Winner of the Eisner and Harvey awards, his works have been translated into more than sixteen languages. Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) called him "just about the smartest guy in comics." He lives with his family in southern California. His online comics and inventions can be found at scottmccloud.com.

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