Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art


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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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Aug 26, 2015

A Timeless Standard

As long as I can recall my first reading of Zot!, I've been a fan of Scott McCloud's work. When Understanding Comics first came out, I glommed onto it instantly and have benefited from its great storytelling technique. This time around, I bought the book for my daughter who is a writing major and comics artist and is enrolled this semester in a comics course. We are both thoroughly familiar with McCloud's substantial observations on the structure and logic of sequential art and storytelling--I've always enjoyed the distinctions between kinds of transitions between panels, especially that of aspect-to-aspect. Despite the sophisticated concepts which are communicated in this book, McCloud manages to communicate his ideas in an accessible and engaging manner which can be gotten by professional and lay person alike.

mary w

Jun 9, 2011

thank you for the fast service and delivery of this product so I could have it for my summer classes


Nov 1, 2007

easy read, very insightful and raises the questions in regards to "art"

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