March 23, 2005

The Big Triangle

Scott McCloud has written a book about Understanding Comics.

Here he breaks comics down as existing on two three factor graphs which form a kind of pyramid. To McCloud comics are in a special zone of containing the visual and text in varying forms of iconic abstraction, pure abstraction, and realism. Its not a new idea, but it is satisfying to see a graph like his.

Scott McCloud's book seems to be the definitive source for quality comics analysis.

I like this...

"If you've ever felt bad about wasting your life reading comics, then check out Scott McCloud's classic book immediately. You might still feel you've wasted your life, but you'll know why, and you'll be proud."

- Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons.

The book is incredibly highly regarded, and there is somewhat comprehensive wikibook about it.

2 Comments:

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Matthew said...

hey man this shit is old news

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Jake said...

ouch. I don't have a finger on the pulse of comic news I guess...

 

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