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Understanding Comics

McCloud, Scott

Verlag: Kitchen Sink Press, 1997
ISBN 10: 0878162437 / ISBN 13: 9780878162437
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Titel: Understanding Comics

Verlag: Kitchen Sink Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Soft cover

Zustand: Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author/Illustrator

Auflage: First Edition


216pps. Second printing. Signed on frontpiece by author. Appears to be unread, a clean copy. No markings, not ex-library. Faint wear to extrimities. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007041

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Inhaltsangabe: Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning.

Rezension: As all good card-carrying comic-book fans know, their sheer passion will never overcome narrow-minded critics and their baying cries of derision. There is far more to this perpetually underrated medium than a mix of art and prose. With this indispensable, spellbinding tome, writer/artist Scott McCloud rises to the challenge of dissecting what remains the most enigmatic of art forms. After all, says McCloud, "No other art form gives so much to its audience while asking so much from them as well". Over the course of 215 impeccably formed pages, McCloud joyously exposes and deconstructs a hidden world of icons in a most literate and valid manner. His charming guidance finds a place where Time and Space is effortlessly malleable and the reader is both a willing accomplice and necessary vessel for comics' singular magic. Cunningly presented in comic form, McCloud (or his comic equivalent) conducts a journey that spans thousands of years, taking in art from Prehistoric Man to the Egyptians to Van Gogh to Jack Kirby. Never has psychological and cultural analysis been so understandably clear, beautifully aided by clever visuals and his truly infectious love for the medium. By the end of this funny, charming, rare and exciting book, you'll not doubt the notion that a comic book " a vacuum into which our identity and awareness are pulled ... an empty shell that we inhabit which enables us to travel to another realm". A fine exchange for a little faith and a world of imagination. -- Danny Graydon

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