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Making Comics by Scott McCloud
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Feb 11, 09

Read in February, 2009

This is a munch stronger follow up to the author's first book, "Understanding Comics" than his second attempt at book writing, "Reinventing Comics." While I feel that "Reinventing Comics" is a good segue between the two, "Making Comics" is much easier to follow -- better structured, a clearer purpose, and back to introducing basic principles that help the reader see the world of comics in a different light.

What I enjoyed most about the book is McCloud's ability to show how easily comics can (and should) be recognized for its artistic potential, and how comics can extend into more genres than fantasy or sci-fi by illustrating and categorizing the different artistic schools of thought that different creators hold.

Another highly-recommended read for anyone seeking a greater ability to deconstruct an important part of Western culture.
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