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.
Categories: Graphic Novels• Literature & Fiction
Reading time: 5 – 6 hours
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.