Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

by Scott McCloud (Author)


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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Format: Illustrated
Pages: 224
Edition: Illustrated
Publisher: WmMorrowPB
Published: 10 May 2001

ISBN 10: 006097625X
ISBN 13: 9780060976255

Media Reviews
If you read, write, teach or draw comics; if you want to; or if you simply want to watch a master explainer at work, you must read this book. -- Neil Gaiman
McCloud's masterwork is not just an indispensable treatise on comics, it's also the best primer around on visual literacy and the mechanics of storytelling. A must-read for anyone interested in narrative of any kind. -- Alison Bechdel
Cleverly disguised as an easy-to-read comic book, Scott McCloud's simple-looking tome deconstructs the secret language of comics while casually revealing secrets of time, space, art and the cosmos! The most intelligent comics I've seen in a long time. Bravo. -- Art Spiegelman
Reading Understanding Comics blew my teenage mind, and gave me a toolbox full of ideas that I still use today. -- Raina Telgemeier
The best analysis of the medium that I have ever encountered. -- Alan Moore
BRAVO!! ... A landmark dissection and intellectual consideration of comics as a valid medium. ... Anyone interested in this literary form must read it. -- Will Eisner
Author Bio
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.