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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art - Scott McCloud
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
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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.
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060976255 (006097625X)
ASIN: 006097625X
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: The Comic Books (#1)
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Michelle's corner
Michelle's corner rated it
4.0 Review - Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
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
5.0 Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
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...
I'm Reading...
I'm Reading... rated it
5.0 De onzichtbare kunst
First sentence: “Hoi, Ik ben Scott McCloud.” P. 99: “Het plaatje fungeert als een soort algemene aanduiding dat tijd en ruimte worden opgedeeld.” Last sentence: “Jullie zijn tenminste niet met hem getrouwd. Ik hoor dit de hele tijd.” This was the first graphic novel I read since I was a child, a...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
an exploration of comics and comic book style art through a comic, clever and interesting.
vnorthw
vnorthw rated it
3.5 StarsThis book started off enjoyable enough, I thought Scott McCloud was a fun "narrator" for this story and I enjoyed the way his character (cartoon?) spoke to the audience. The back third of the book, however, gets a bit more "technical" and I found myself very easily distracted from what I wa...
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