Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud

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Read Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art Online Free - 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.

Title : Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
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ISBN : 006097625X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 215 pages


David rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2017

I finished reading it for my comics/YA Graphic novels class this summer, 6/16/16 and now again, 8/8/17. I'll read this and use it to help people understand comics every year. It's the primary source though there are many good books coming out. What I have to add is that I had a fun conversation w...

Mon rated it ★★★☆☆

January 09, 2011

Great book, but I'm too annoyed to give it four stars. It's amateurish, but I believe if you're aware of how great a book is while you're reading it, it's not working at its best. You can go 'oh wow that's such a clever way to illustrate this idea, and the text is so effective', but it's a bit li...

Oriana rated it ★★★★☆

August 03, 2013

Holy shit! I'm starting a graphic novel book club!! This is our inaugural book and I'm so excited!!! We had our first meeting today, and in addition to saying terribly intelligent things about comics and eating mini-cupcakes and laughing at my dogs, we also picked a name for our (accidentally all-...

George rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2017

Scott McCloud's love and understanding of comics is beautifully and simply expressed here. So much so that it increased my love and understanding of comics I read in the past and definitely comics I will read in the future. As I was reading other peoples reviews and discussions about this book I...

Miss Michael rated it ★★★★☆

September 28, 2008

I really appreciate that this book exists. It's nice that something was created to help people understand the language of comics, what they are, what they can be, what makes them special, and so forth. That said, there are parts which are a little convoluted (Chapter 2, I'm looking at you), and th...

Ryan rated it ★★★★★

June 22, 2007

it's one of the best examples i've found of someone writing so specifically about a topic that the observations and implications become absolutely universal. think about it: hamlet is completely consumed in his little world, and the stakes are all about what will happen to denmark and only denmark...

Imogen rated it ★★★★★

March 20, 2009

Well, I also think this book was brilliant, just like everybody else. I was like, 'how could he possible have two hundred and fourteen pages of things to say about comics?' but then I'd heard it was brilliant for so long from so many people that I gave it a shot. And it is just theory! It's like...

Christy rated it ★★★☆☆

October 06, 2008

I love the idea of this conversation more than I love the application--at least in this book. While I find the concepts themselves fascinating, I found the book tedious. The overall art and style employed by McCloud just wasn't compelling to me. I really struggled to finish this book. But as I sa...

Shark rated it ★★★★★

March 17, 2008

FASCINATING book! I'd heard excellent things about this book ever since I got into comics way back in 1993, but never decided to sit down and read it until a few months ago. It took me a week to go through it (reading a bit every night before bed), but it's honestly a pretty quick read. Most peopl...

Inggita rated it ★★★★☆

August 25, 2007

amazing homage to an art form as old as the carved stories on borobudur temples and the papyrus scrolls of pharaoh - the unassuming geeky guide dissects the media format (worthy of mcluhan) and history of comic and walks us through its tiniest elements to be able to fully appreciate it as an art...

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