Whether you're a comic enthusiast or just trying to understand what the medium's all about, Scott McCloud's exploration into the nuts and bolts of comics is a must-have. McCloud's approach is engaging to both the casual scholar and those who really want to sink their teeth into educational rhetoric. Understanding Comics looks at the anatomy of what makes a comic a COMIC. How do panels progress? What are the advantages (and disadvantages) of the medium? Are comics art? Are they literature? WHAT AM I READING?!
Traces the 3,000 year history of storytelling through pictures, discussing the language and images used