Monday, November 2, 2009

How to Understand Comics

Scott McCloud wrote a book called Understanding Comics, which provides a long explanation of what comics are and how to understand them. Ash bought this book and encouraged me to read it. I bet he thought that if I read it I would be convinced that all comics are glorious and wonderful and go frolic to the comic book store! He was wrong.

After reading Understanding Comics, I learned about the history of comics and how they are put together. The entire book was presented like a comic, with panels and word balloons. It would make a good textbook if someone wanted to teach a class on comics. I don’t know who would want to do that, but this would be a good resource for it.


  1. Be glad be VERY glad that there is no manga in your hubbies cbc (comic book collection) cause that is just the most confusing ever!

  2. I attended SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), where they actually have a sequential art major. This actually is one of the text books they use early on in the major.