[the Invisible Art]Book - 1993
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.
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com-ics (kom'iks)n. plural in form, used with a singular verb. 1. Juxtaposed pictoral and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer. 2. Superheroes in bright colourful costumes, fighting dastardly villians who want to conquer the world, in violent sensational pulse ponding action sequences! 3. Cute, cuddly bunnies, mice and roly-poly bears, dancing to and fro. Hippity-Hop, HIppity-Hop 4. Corruptor of our Nation's Youth.
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