Scott McCloud

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Scott McCloud (born Scott McLeod) is an American cartoonist and theorist on comics as a distinct literary and artistic medium.

On the Drawing Board: An Update

Flame chasing a man down the stairs.

This probably won’t be in the book. It just makes me smile.


As some of you know, I’ve been working diligently on a big fat book about visual communication. It’s turned into an unusually complex project and it’s taking a long time, so thank you for your patience.


Long story short; I set out to catalogue all the fundamental design principles that successful visual communication is built upon. Earl

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Not only a fantastic, engrossing read, but also the most teachable comic I know. My students in a recent 9 week class took a deep dive into the book and found layers of depth even I was unaware of.

It's also an adaptation that's true to the original,
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“Art, as I see it, is any human activity which doesn’t grow out of either of our species’ two basic instincts: survival and reproduction.”
Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

“...when you look at a photo or realistic drawing of a face, you see it as the face of another . But when you enter the world of the cartoon , you see yourself.”
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“By stripping down an image to its essential "meaning", an artist can amplify that meaning in a way that realistic art can't.”
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