Understanding Comics, The Invisible Art - Scott McCloud
Understanding Comics100This is a remarkable book.

Its subject matter may not at first appeal to you. As Scott McCloud explains, in many cultures the ‘comic’ is regarded as a third rate communication medium reserved for children.

However what Scott provides here is an engaging and compelling exploration of the challenge of communicating ideas, from the lifeless sheet of paper to the readers mind, in ways that energise the reader. What I love is the way the book matches form with function, It is written as a comic and demonstrates the power of the form as it explains it.

The description of Magritte’s painting ‘The Treachery of Images’ is wonderful, and in common with the book as a whole will help you rethink your approach to communication.

Many thanks to George Parker for recommending the book to me.

Steve Unwin
August 2010