Microcosm Publishing & Distribution - Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Microcosm Publishing & Distribution

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Paperback. Originally published in 1993, Scott McCloud's tome on the language and art of the sequential narrative has become legendary in the years that have passed. Scott explores the unique language of comics, and how they developed from cave paintings and hieroglyphics into what we see today.  What makes a comic a comic?  Why do people relate more to a simplified cartoon than a realistic depiction of a human?  What happens between the comic panels?  How is the passage of time depicted in comics?  How do comics express feeling?  These questions and many more are answered in this comprehensive volume, which is, of course, written and illustrated completely in comics form. (This book may contain a sharpie mark on the top or bottom edge and may show mild signs of shelfwear.)