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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by…

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (1993)

by Scott McCloud

Other authors: Will Eisner (Editorial advisor), Neil Gaiman (Editorial Advisor), Bob Lappan (Letterer), Mark Martin (Editor)

Series: Understanding Comics (1)

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muy buen primer. abre el criterio para conocer más
  tcanaleso | Apr 14, 2019 |
Holy Toledo! This book was fantastic. The now-widespread idea that comics are capable of deep expression and not just a low form of entertainment comes from Understanding Comics. The format has come a long way in 25 years, but McCloud's work is still an essential read for any comics, graphic novel, sequential art fan. He breaks the medium down and explains the mechanics of its storytelling capabilities frame by frame.

I never studied art theory, so many of the concepts here were completely new to me. It was informative and reading this felt like having a personal lesson. That may not sound like its for everyone, but it should be. Comics are simple medium for a reader to understand, but only when its done correctly and McCloud offers a great deal of advice on how to go about creating your own comics and makes no rules that he doesn't encourage a new artist to break.

There's a lot of bombast and bright, expressive earnestness and hope which invites eyerolling and (legitimate) complaints, but I don't care. I enjoyed the hell out of it. ( )
  ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 18, 2019 |
A brilliantly executed (and frequently funny) treatise, whose sole real weakness is that the more interesting observations are mostly frontloaded in the earlier chapters. But even so, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more entertaining study of a medium than this. ( )
  LokiAesir | Oct 15, 2018 |
'nuff said. ( )
  georgee53 | May 10, 2018 |
In depth yet straightforward textbook-style graphic definition of what comics are, what they have been, and what they could become.

I would certainly recommend this for people who are interested in learning more about comics and graphic novels. The way that this is executed makes it an effective learning tool for beginners, casual comics readers, as well as for regular or long-time readers of graphic novels.

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  Critterbee | Apr 16, 2018 |
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Eisner, WillEditorial advisorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaiman, NeilEditorial Advisorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lappan, BobLetterersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martin, MarkEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 006097625X, Paperback)

A comic book about comic books. McCloud, in an incredibly accessible style, explains the details of how comics work: how they're composed, read and understood. More than just a book about comics, this gets to the heart of how we deal with visual languages in general. "The potential of comics is limitless and exciting!" writes McCloud. This should be required reading for every school teacher. Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Spiegelman says, "The most intelligent comics I've seen in a long time."

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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.

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