Understanding Comics

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HarperCollins, 1993 - Art - 215 pages
A look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning. Using comics to examine the medium itself, the author takes the form of a cartoon character and explains the structure, meaning, and appeal of comics, and provides a running analysis of comics as art, literature, and communication.

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User Review  - Rex_Lui - LibraryThing

The official how-to and why-is-it-so textbook for graphic literature. More than that, the context itself is humorous and fascinating. Call it Meta-Graphic-Novel if you may. This book for comic student is like Campbell Biology for Life Science student. Amazing! Read full review

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User Review  - Eric Harrington - Goodreads

This wasn't quite the book I was expecting. It wasn't bad, by any means, but I guess instead of offering tips and hints about interpreting comics, it delved more deeply into their history and form ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

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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