Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Scott Mccloud

A comic book about comic books. McCloud, in an incredibly accessible style, explains the details of how comics work: how they're composed, read and understood. More than just a book about comics, this gets to the heart of how we deal with visual languages … see full wiki

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Author: Scott Mccloud
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography, Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
2 reviews about Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
review by . February 12, 2007
Scott McCloud's first task in this book is explaining  how comics work: what are the mechanics of art and the   functions of the human brain that make this form of story  telling so popular?  As often happens somebody explains something that you thought  needs no explanation, the explaining opens up a whole new  world. One part of the beauty of this book is that it makes  comics a lot more fun to read. Another is that it tells …
review by . October 09, 2002
A very unusual book from McCloud, the writer/artist of the comic Zot! In fact, I'm amazed that McCloud doesn't have a more extensive bibliography, given the wealth of information and insight presented in this volume. Succinctly, this book explains how comics work. Not how they are made, per se, but why the sequential images of a comic are an art form different from books or TV. And McCloud accomplishes this using the very medium he is examining.I'm a comics fan that stopped buying them because they …
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