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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art Paperback – 8 September 2017

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins US; Reprint edition (8 September 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 006097625X
  • Reading age : 13 - 17 years
  • Dimensions : 25.65 x 16.76 x 1.52 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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"BRAVO!! ... A landmark dissection and intellectual consideration of comics as a valid medium. ... Anyone interested in this literary form must read it."--Will Eisner

"Reading Understanding Comics blew my teenage mind, and gave me a toolbox full of ideas that I still use today."--Raina Telgemeier

"Cleverly disguised as an easy-to-read comic book, Scott McCloud's simple-looking tome deconstructs the secret language of comics while casually revealing secrets of time, space, art and the cosmos! The most intelligent comics I've seen in a long time. Bravo."--Art Spiegelman

"If you read, write, teach or draw comics; if you want to; or if you simply want to watch a master explainer at work, you must read this book."--Neil Gaiman

"McCloud's masterwork is not just an indispensable treatise on comics, it's also the best primer around on visual literacy and the mechanics of storytelling. A must-read for anyone interested in narrative of any kind."--Alison Bechdel

"The best analysis of the medium that I have ever encountered."--Alan Moore

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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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