Understanding comics

Front Cover
Kitchen Sink Press, 1993 - Art - 215 pages
897 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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
490
4 stars
282
3 stars
90
2 stars
31
1 star
4

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  - Adam Rabiner - Goodreads

Scott McCloud published this classic in 1992 after 15 years thinking about and trying to understand comics. In comic book form he comes up with a useful definition of comics, traces its history, and ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Manuel - Goodreads

Very interesting parts, but the scope (the whole history and art of comic books, ever) is so wide, that the author never spends enough time on specific examples. On the one hand it is supposedly ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
8
Section 3
14
Copyright

9 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases