The Visual Magic of Comics – Speaker: Scott McCloud (Recommended Watch)



By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting


If you plan on working with or in the US comic industry, you probably have heard of Scott McCloud. His books and knowledge have contributed greatly to how American comics (and others) are written and directed for visual and graphic novels. Understanding Comics (1993) is largely considered one of the “must-reads” for most creators, as is his book, Making Comics (2006).

As such an accomplished member of the field, he’s done a number of panel presentations, conference appearances, and given many lectures on the subject of creating, editing, publishing, and developing stories in the visual medium of comics. I highly recommend taking the time to watch this short lecture (about 17 minutes in total) on the magic of comics.

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