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Scott McCloud
Understanding ComicsBest known for Understanding Comics (1993) and Reinventing Comics (2000), Scott McCloud is one of the foremost experts on the medium of comics. Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau has said that after reading Understanding Comics, "most readers will find it difficult to look at comics in quite the same way ever again." Alan Moore (Watchmen) calls the book "quite simply the best analysis of the medium that I have ever encountered." And Neil Gaiman (The Sandman series) says, "If you read, write, teach or draw comics; if you want to; or if you simply want to watch a master explainer at work, you must read this book." Following the success of Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics, McCloud has become much in demand as a public speaker, giving visual lectures at venues as diverse as Harvard University, M.I.T., I.B.M., Electronic Arts, The Smithsonian, Microsoft, and Pixar. Though now known as a Professor of Comics, McCloud first gained fame as the creator of the "Zot!" comics, and continues to create on-line comics (such as his Morning Improv) available on his website.

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