Reinventing Comics: How Imagination and Technology Are Revolutionizing an Art Form

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Harper Collins, Jul 25, 2000 - Art - 256 pages
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In 1993, Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture with the acclaimed international hit Understanding Comics, a massive comic book that explored the inner workings of the worlds most misunderstood art form. Now, McCloud takes comics to te next leavle, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are created, read, and preceived today, and how they're poised to conquer the new millennium.

Part One of this fascinating and in-depth book includes:

  • The life of comics as an art form and as literture
  • The battle for creators' rights
  • Reinventing the business of comics
  • The volatile and shifting public percptions of comics
  • Sexual and ethnic representation on comics

Then in Part Two, McCloud paints a brethtaling picture of comics' digital revolutions, including:

  • The intricacies of digital production
  • The exploding world of online delivery
  • The ultimate challenges of the infinite digital canvas

 

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User Review  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

Scott McCloud's Reinventing Comics: How Imagination and Technology Are Revolutionizing an Art Form builds upon his 1993 work, Understanding Comics, to further explore the role of comics in culture and ... Read full review

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User Review  - jasonli - LibraryThing

A spirited charge to reform the comics industry from the days of the year 2000 dot-com boom. Sadly is repetitive and preachy at times, and the visual storytelling is simply not as sharp as his other works. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
10
Section 3
16
Section 4
17
Section 5
31
Section 6
39
Section 7
41
Section 8
78
Section 13
130
Section 14
136
Section 15
153
Section 16
161
Section 17
165
Section 18
174
Section 19
175
Section 20
176

Section 9
84
Section 10
102
Section 11
115
Section 12
116
Section 21
181
Section 22
189
Section 23
203
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About the author (2000)

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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