Reinventing Comics: How Imagination and Technology Are Revolutionizing an Art Form

Reinventing Comics: How Imagination and Technology Are Revolutionizing an Art Form

by Scott McCloud

Paperback(First Perennial Edition)

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060953508
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/25/2000
Edition description: First Perennial Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 199,381
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Scott McCloud has been writing, drawing, and examining comics since 1984. Winner of the Eisner and Harvey awards, his works have been translated into more than sixteen languages. Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) called him "just about the smartest guy in comics." He lives with his family in southern California. His online comics and inventions can be found at

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