Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art Review

The bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication

"You must read this book."  Neil Gaiman

Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics is a seminal examination of comics art: its rich history, surprising technical components, and major cultural significance. Explore the secret world between the panels, through the lines, and within the hidden symbols of a powerful but misunderstood art form.

Title:Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
Edition Language:English

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  • David Schaafsma

    I finished reading it for my comics/YA Graphic novels class this summer, 6/16/16 and now again, 8/8/17. I'll read this and use it to help people understand comics every year. It's the primary source t...

  • Mon

    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...

  • George

    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...

  • Oriana

    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

    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...

  • Ryan

    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

    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...

  • ????

    This is a book on art and philosophy disguised as a book on comics disguised as a comic book!A brilliant must-read for any fan of comics, art, philosophy and beauty!Ahmad EddeebMay 2016...

  • Tristan

    "Don't gimme that comic book talk, Barney!"McCloud surely must be smiling to himself every day to see just how far - in great part because of the publication of this endearingly idealistic visual essa...

  • Christy

    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...