Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud

The Comic Books #1

Another stellar book about comics by Scott McCloud. It goes all the way back in history to Mayan/Egyptian times, and talks about everything in between. It talks about what is a comic, the different types of panels, and how the words and pictures work together. It talks about the symbols, and ‘language of comics’. It tells you everything you wanted to know, and everything you didn’t even know you wanted to know.

This is for anybody who wants to learn more about comics, or is interested in the history of them. I read the 3rd book in this series before I read this. The 3rd one is certainly more polished than this one. This is a book I’ll keep on the shelf and refer to from time to time.

Comics are such a wonderful medium that has been denigrated in Western society, so it is nice to read something that analyzes them with the care they deserve.

Rating: ★★★★★

Book #104 in my #ReadingChallenge2021

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