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Understanding Comics Summary
Scott McCloud

Everything you need to understand or teach Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud.

  • Understanding Comics Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Understanding Comics Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Understanding Comics Summary

Plot Summary

In Understanding Comics, author Scott McCloud examines comics as an art form. Understanding Comics is truly a comics book written about comics as a literary and artistic medium. McCloud believes that comics have been in existence for centuries, although many great works of art are erroneously categorized as other art forms instead of comics. He explains the fundamentals of the genre, including the passage of time, depiction of motion, and broad interpretation by the reader as elements unique to comics.

McCloud also provides a detailed history of the medium, along with examples of various styles and strategies used. He peppers the book with examples of the works of some of the most well-known comics artists in the world, along with the techniques that make them notable in the evolution of comics. McCloud provides plenty of visuals in order to demonstrate each concept he introduces. McCloud contrasts the work...

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