An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge

Understanding Comics

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art - Scott McCloud

A really interesting look at comics through comics.


There were a few bizarre ideas in the book like the one that “[t]he more cartoony a face is, for instance, the more people it could be said to describe.” (Technically true but ignores a lot of issues in interpretation. Think of a stick figure. Without any defining characteristics, it is seen as the default which in America is a white man.)


Some of the book feels slightly dated. I would love an updated version on how comics have changed since 1994.