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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

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Title:Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
Edition Language:English
ISBN:006097625X
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:215 pages
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  • Mon
    Jan 03, 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 t...

  • Oriana
    Apr 15, 2010

    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 a...

  • Miss Michael
    Aug 04, 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...

  • David Schaafsma
    Aug 26, 2012

    I just finished reading it for my comics/YA Graphic novels class this summer, 6/16/16. What I have to add is that I have just had a fun conversation with my class about one insightful claim McCloud ma...

  • Ryan
    Jun 13, 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 consum...

  • Imogen
    Mar 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 b...

  • George
    Feb 07, 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 w...

  • Christy
    Sep 02, 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 empl...

  • Shark
    Dec 06, 2007

    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 thr...

  • Inggita
    Aug 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 histor...