UNDERSTANDING COMICS THE INVISIBLE ART TP
By Scott McCloud
Scott McCloud, a twelve-time Harvey and Eisner Award nominee, uses a comic book to explain and analyze the medium of comic books themselves. This ultimate book about comics dissects the art form and shows how words, lines, colors, symbols, panels and pictures all come together to create a unique and one-of-a-kind storytelling experience. McCloud shows how this unique genre is just as important and valid as film and prose in his own funny and profound manner.
A 215-page comic book about comics that explains the inner workings of the medium and examines many aspects of visual communication. Understanding Comics has been translated into 16 languages, excerpted in textbooks, and its ideas applied in other fields such as game design, animation, web development, and interface design.
- Definitions, history, and potential.
- Visual Iconography and its Effects.
- Closure, reader participation between the panels.
- Word-picture dynamics.
- Time and motion.
- The psychology of line styles and color.
- Comics and the artistic process.
Winner of the Harvey and Eisner Award, the Alph'art Award at Angoulême, and a New York Times Notable Book for 1994 (mass market edition).
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