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Understanding Comics Characters & Character Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Understanding Comics.
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Scott McCloud

Scott McCloud is the author of Understanding Comics. As a comics creator/artist/writer, McCloud has very specific concerns about the future of comics as a medium. He is disappointed that comics are still treated as a new genre, even in light of the discovery of early comics dating back thousands of years. McCloud feels that comics should be realistically compared to other works of art, including the written word, film, music, and theater.

McCloud uses the book to stimulate a debate about the changes necessary in comics in order to move it into the future. He casts a disparaging eye toward industry leaders that treat comics as a business rather than an art form. He cites the works of the early masters and documents their influences on modern artists. He implores the reader to join the cause and dispel any previous misconceptions about comics so...

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