Scott McCloud is both an accomplished comics creator and critic. His books of comics criticism, "Understanding Comics," "Reinventing Comics" and "Making Comics" are classics of the form, and are standard-issue in hip literature classes around the country. His newest book is a compilation of his 1980s superhero series Zot!. He talks with us about how to read comics and how he incorporated the influences of the comics of other cultures into his own work in the ’80s.
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Scott and I recorded a telephone conversation where topics spanned influences, Edward Tufte, the rise of visual expression in every day life, crafting the Google Chrome comic, micropayments, and the basics UX designers should know about crafting comics.
DC Comics is resetting all 52 of its continuing series Wednesday in an effort to revive declining sales and renew interest. It’s back to issue No. 1. Melissa Block talks to Jim Lee â co-publisher of DC Entertainment/DC Comics and artist on the new Justice League comic â about the comic books reboot.
This week, the team discusses which fine artists they most wish had done comics, a discussion which leads into Jesse Jacobs and his new book, By This Shall You Know Him. After that, it’s time for Chester Brown and the recent release of Ed The Happy Clown, which opens up a whole bag of history: and unsurprisingly, Joe has you covered. This one is accidently a little longer than usual, and Tucker’s volume drops a little too much for our liking..but we’re getting there! An RSS feed is to come as well!