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Understanding Comics

The Invisible Art

by Scott McCloud


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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Categories: Graphic NovelsLiterature & Fiction

Reading time: 56 hours

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Seth Godin
Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer and Public Speaker

As Scott McCloud pointed out in his brilliant book, Understanding Comics, which I have given away many, many copies of, all the action in comics happens in between the panels. That’s why comics are an art form. Because in panel A something happened, in panel B something happened but it’s what happened betweenA and B that changed your mind about anything; the actions in your head.