Understanding comics

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Kitchen Sink Press, 1993 - Art - 215 pages
741 Reviews
This detail-packed book includes a history of comics that reaches back to pre-Columbian picture manuscripts and Egyptian monuments and a running analysis of comics as art, literature, and communication.

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Great prose, great pictures. - Goodreads
Not a lot of brilliant insights. - Goodreads
Useful and insightful as a writer. - Goodreads
Pretty good survey/overview - Goodreads
Easy to read and funny. - Goodreads
Great for any artist working in storytelling. - Goodreads

Review: Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (The Comic Books #1)

User Review  - Joshua - Goodreads

This book has some fantastic insights about not just comics, but visual art in general. Whether you're into film or writing or whatever, I'd recommending giving this a shot. I do have some major ... Read full review

Review: Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (The Comic Books #1)

User Review  - Kevin de Ataíde - Goodreads

Full of rather complicated concepts that lie behind the design of comic strips and comic books. The novelty value comes from that the information is provided in a comic book format. It's heavy going ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
8
Section 3
14
Copyright

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