Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

by Scott McCloud

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Overview

"You must read this book." —Neil Gaiman

The 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060976255
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/27/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 26,161
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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 inventions can be found at scottmccloud.com.

Table of Contents

Introductioin
Setting the Record Straight
2(22)
The Vocabulary of Comics
24(36)
Blood in the Gutter
60(34)
Time Frames
94(24)
Living in Line
118(20)
Show and Tell
138(24)
The Six Steps
162(23)
A Word About Color
185(8)
Putting it All Together
193

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