The renowned author of Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics teaches would-be cartoonists to create this widely beloved art form.
More than a decade ago, Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took fans to the next level, charting 12 different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, this artistic genius focuses his analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the most minute artistic details.
In a voice that mixes dry humor and clear, concise instruction, McCloud’s cartoon narrator shows how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalistic way. Comic book devotees as well as the most uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once-underappreciated art form.