Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art...

Title:Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:215 pages

    Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art Reviews

  • Mon
    Jan 09, 2011

    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...

  • Miss Michael
    Sep 28, 2008

    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...

  • Oriana
    Aug 03, 2013

    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...

  • David Schaafsma
    Jun 16, 2016

    I just finished reading it for my comics/YA Graphic novels class this summer, 6/16/16. What I have to add is that I have just had a fun conversation with my class about one insightful claim McCloud ma...

  • Ryan
    Jun 22, 2007

    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
    Mar 20, 2009

    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...

  • Christy
    Oct 06, 2008

    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...

  • Shark
    Mar 17, 2008

    FASCINATING book!I'd heard excellent things about this book ever since I got into comics way back in 1993, but never decided to sit down and read it until a few months ago. It took me a week to go thr...

  • Inggita
    Aug 25, 2007

    amazing homage to an art form as old as the carved stories on borobudur temples and the papyrus scrolls of pharaoh - the unassuming geeky guide dissects the media format (worthy of mcluhan) and histor...

  • Michael
    Dec 21, 2016

    I have been getting into comics lately and I am quickly discovering there is so much about this medium that I do not know. When trying to review a comic or graphic novel, I find it easy to talk about ...