What do comics have to do with the markets of ancient Mesopotamia? Such are the concerns of Scott McCloud, whose Understanding Comics; The Invisible Art offers readers all kinds of insight into the history and theory behind the medium. It’s a must-read for aficionados, but many of McCloud’s ideas resonate beyond the confines of comix.
A few choice cuts below.
McCloud on Keeping The Faith:
McCloud on Drawing the Line:
McCloud on Realism vs Abstraction:
McCloud on Maintaining a Balanced Perspective: