Understanding Comics

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Harper Collins, Apr 27, 1994 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 224 pages
659 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  - Mark - Goodreads

I didn't really like it because it had stuff in the book i really didn't understand. It was also very hard to read. Read full review

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

User Review  - Justin Lau - Goodreads

I've been reading comics for almost 20 years, yet McCloud expounds the most fascinating of insights regarding the beautiful medium of comics that I had never even considered before. Absolutely brilliant. 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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