Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art


By (author) Scott McCloud

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  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 260mm x 18mm | 520g
  • Publication date: 17 May 1994
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 006097625X
  • ISBN 13: 9780060976255
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: b&w cartoons throughout, 7pp colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 2,307

Product description

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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Author information

Scott McCloud has been writing, drawing, and examining comics since 1984. Winner of the Eisner and Harvey awards, his works have been translated into more than sixteen languages. Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) called him "just about the smartest guy in comics." He lives with his family in southern California. His online comics and inventions can be found at scottmccloud.com.

Review quote

"A landmark dissection and intellectual consideration of comics as a valid medium."-- Will Eisner "McCloud is the McLuhan of comics."-- James Gurney, "Dinotopia"