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Title:
Understanding comics : the invisible art
Author:
McCloud, Scott, 1960-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First HarperPerennial edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, 1994.

©1993
Physical Description:
215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
"A paperback edition of this book was originally published in 1993 by Kitchen Sink Press"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Local Note:
Rare Book Room copy gift of the author.

Rare Book Room copy signed by the author.
ISBN:
9780060976255

9781435242845
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Part deconstruction, part literary analysis, and part technical explanation, McCloud's introduction to sequential art is rendered in the format of the traditional graphic novel.


Library Journal Review

McCloud's intelligent tome on the importance of comics and the language of the medium is required reading for any comics aficionado or anyone new to the format. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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