Understanding Comics

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Harper Collins, Apr 27, 1994 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 224 pages
603 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
Such insight on both storytelling...and life. - Goodreads
It was also very hard to read. - Goodreads
Useful and insightful as a writer. - Goodreads
Pretty good survey/overview - Goodreads
Good starting point for designers. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Evad - Goodreads

Helpful and informative, this book makes you wonder why more textbooks aren't done in comic form. I will admit to being biased on the subject, but the combination of words and pictures to convey ideas ... Read full review

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

User Review  - The Elusive Ginger Panda - Goodreads

enlightening and groundbreaking. so worth the reading. (read for graphic narrative class) 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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