Understanding Comics (Paperback)

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An exploration of comics as an art form, with in-depth discussion of the history, development and forms of the medium, all wrapped up in an engaging and easy to understand package- a graphic novel!  How better to explain graphic storytelling than to present it in the very form being discussed?

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The bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication

"You must read this book."  Neil Gaiman

Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics is a seminal examination of comics art: its rich history, surprising technical components, and major cultural significance. Explore the secret world between the panels, through the lines, and within the hidden symbols of a powerful but misunderstood art form.

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“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Reading Understanding Comics blew my teenage mind, and gave me a toolbox full of ideas that I still use today.”

“The best analysis of the medium that I have ever encountered.”

“BRAVO!! ... A landmark dissection and intellectual consideration of comics as a valid medium. ... Anyone interested in this literary form must read it.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060976255
ISBN-10: 006097625X
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: May 17th, 1994
Pages: 224
Language: English