Monday, June 15, 2009

Scott McCloud on Understanding Comics

The YouTube video embeedded below is a little long, at 17 minutes. But well worth it. For anyone who doesn't know, Scott McCloud is, among other things, the author of the award winning book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (which you can buy on Amazon by clicking on the title in red). First published 15 years ago, it is a fantastic examination of the comic art form. If you've never read it, I assure you that it is considerably more compelling and much less facile than you imagine.

If you've already read "Understanding Comics," then you'll definitely enjoy this clip. If you haven't, just watch the first three minutes and then ask yourself if I've lied to you.....

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