Understanding comics

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Kitchen Sink Press, 1993 - Art - 215 pages
848 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  - Myke Cole - Goodreads

A fabulous and totally unexpected delight. I came to this book after reading McCloud's The Sculptor, so I already knew that he had a firm grip on how to produce an outstanding comic. I thought I was ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ismael Galvan - Goodreads

It started pretty good then started to drag at the 50-page mark. There's lots of information for anyone obsessed with comics. The information is too technical for a comic format. It would have done ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
8
Section 3
14
Copyright

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