Understanding Comics

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Harper Collins, Apr 27, 1994 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 224 pages
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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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  - Bernadette Herrera - Goodreads

Dense. Reads like a textbook. Expertly written. Rich in art history and concepts. Very educational—breaks down and analyzes each component of comics art. Carefully reading cover to cover will help ... Read full review

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Contents

TIME
6
THE VOCABULARY OF COMICS
24
SHOW
132
STEPS
162
A WORD
185
PUTTING
193
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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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