Understanding Comics by Scott Mccloud

Understanding Comics

byScott Mccloud

Paperback | April 27, 1994

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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.

About The Author

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 inventi...
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Title:Understanding ComicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.25 × 6.75 × 0.58 inPublished:April 27, 1994Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006097625X

ISBN - 13:9780060976255

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Exhaustive in scope, this detail-packed book includes a history of comics that reaches back to pre-Columbian picture manuscripts and Egyptian monuments, an explanation of how sequential art is constructed and why, and a running analysis of comics as art, literature, and communication. Illustrations throughout.

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“BRAVO!! ... A landmark dissection and intellectual consideration of comics as a valid medium. ... Anyone interested in this literary form must read it.”