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Scott McCloud
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... show more

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.
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Birth date: June 10, 1960
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 1 year ago
I read this for one of my summer classes. We had to read and annotate 10 comics/graphic novels. Here's the annotation I wrote for that class: David Smith gives his life for his art. Literally. In exchange for the ability to sculpt anything with his hands, he is given only 200 days to live. ...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 1 year ago
A really interesting look at comics through comics. There were a few bizarre ideas in the book like the one that “[t]he more cartoony a face is, for instance, the more people it could be said to describe.” (Technically true but ignores a lot of issues in interpretation. Think of a stick figure. Wi...
Michelle's corner
Michelle's corner rated it 1 year ago
McCloud has done very well with this book. Using the medium of comics, to teach the history, composition, creation, properties and philosophy of comics, is perhaps the only way that these things could actually be taught. McCloud is actually able to demonstrate, right there, what he is discussing. ...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 years ago
Holy Toledo! This book was fantastic. The now-widespread idea that comics are capable of deep expression and not just a low form of entertainment comes from 'Understanding Comics'. The format has come a long way in 25 years, but McCloud's work is still an essential read for any comics, graphic novel...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 3 years ago
David Smith is giving his life for his art―literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love...
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