Understanding Comics

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HarperCollins, Apr 27, 1994 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 224 pages
860 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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Good insights on storytelling and expression. - 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
Good starting point for designers. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Rebecca Schwarz - Goodreads

I've been reading comics in the form of graphic novels for years. I don't know why it took me so long to get around to this excellent book. I have an original edition, which reads just a tad dated ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

This book was a lot more fascinating than I thought it would be (even though it looked interesting). I'm glad our book club discussion leader chose it. I loved learning about the history of comics ... Read full review

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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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