Reinventing Comics

Reinventing Comics

Book - 2001
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The new century manifesto on the many futures of comics art

In 1993, Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture with the acclaimed international hit Understanding Comics, a massive comic book that explored the inner workings of the worlds most misunderstood art form. Now, McCloud takes comics to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are created, read, and perceived today.

Part One of this fascinating and in-depth book includes:

The life of comics as an art form and as literature The battle for creators' rights Reinventing the business of comics The volatile and shifting public perceptions of comics Sexual and ethnic representation on comics

Then in Part Two, McCloud paints a breathtaking picture of comics' digital revolutions, including:

The intricacies of digital production The exploding world of online delivery The ultimate challenges of the infinite digital canvas
Publisher: New York : Perennial, c2001
Edition: 1st Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780060953508
Branch Call Number: 741.5 McCloud
741.5 McCloud
Characteristics: 237 p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm


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Dec 15, 2017

Comic insider guru Scott McCloud is bang on on the big leagues with Disney merging with 21st century Fox.
Superhero movies are profitable ,but empty calories. They were snubbed by Oscars (example Batman Begins) except maybe technical awards.
On one hand, it slowly freed itself from Dark ages Comic codes era with more diversity on gender & race. On other hand, it starting to recycle itself & still perceived as old boys club & only for kids by serious reporters. Readership declined. More Direct sales comic stores shuttered by lowers sales to politically correct parental groups aided by justice system. Profitable independents still few & far between.
Digital comics finally sold online by Big two. However, net neutrality overturned by Trump's FCC make things way worse for David vs Goliath. Expensive to get into digital comics with hardware, software & technical manuals, but so was the analog version.
Recommended for all ages with its sly humor & clear presentation.

Dec 19, 2016

Um... who wrote this summary? Spell-check, please! :P

PorcusWallabee Dec 16, 2012

Scott McCloud tried to predict how comics might be affected by the advent of widespread internet use. He is surprisingly accurate in his predictions. I love the the way Scott turns the comic into an educational tool.

Nov 27, 2010



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