“Anyone interested in this literary form must read it.”
So said comic book legend and creator of the Spirit, Will Eisner, about Scott McCloud’s groundbreaking work Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. McCloud, the writer/artist known for his work on the comic book Zot! penned Understanding Comics in 1993, which quickly became the authoritative analysis of the medium popularly known as “sequential art.” Narrated by a cartoon version of the author, Understanding Comics intelligently and entertainingly examines comics from both an artistic and cultural perspective. After the success of Understanding Comics, McCloud released his follow-up book, Reinventing Comics, which looks at how comics are evolving due to the inception of the Internet. Because of his status as an authority in the field of comics, McCloud has often been used as an expert witness for the defense in cases of censorship and obscenity stemming from comic book publications.
Kitchen Sink Press for HarperPerennial Publishing
Schrijver: Scott McCloud
Tekenaar: Scott McCloud