Understanding Scott McCloud's 'Understanding Comics' in 1994

Monday, August 29, 2016
Scott McCloud
(self-portrait from 
Understanding Comics)
Click to hear full interview.
Hard to believe, now that comic books seem to have earned a place atop the media totem pole, but back in the early 1990s, comics were so off the beaten cultural path that one creator thought the medium demanded a textbook to explain it.

On the other hand, even then, he said, “People are aware that something is going on in comics, that comics are beginning to reinvent themselves.”

In the years since, his textbook has become a classic on its own.

Here’s my comprehensive interview on the subject of comics with Scott McCloud, who joined me in 1994 to discuss his book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art.

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