Understanding Comics

Understanding Comics

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“You must read this book.” —Neil GaimanThe bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication.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.

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. “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.”

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Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 1 × 7 × 10 cm