Brooklyn Public Library


In Living Color

Aug 1, 2008 9:38 AM | 1 comment

Scott McCloud calls himself “comics’ leading theorist or a deranged lunatic.” You can decide what he really is when this legendary comic book author stops by Central Library. He’ll discuss his groundbreaking work which includes his popular first series, Zot!, and his widely popular book, Understanding Comics, which has been translated into 16 languages.


McCloud also invented the “24-hour comic.” Recognizing how drawn out (no pun intended) the comic book creation process could be, McCloud undertook the creative endeavor of drawing, writing and completing a 24-page comic book in 24 hours. He extended the challenge to others, and it soon became a popular trend. In 2004, the first 24 Hours Comics Day was held, attracting comics creators from all over the world. There is even one held in Italy.


Meet the man himself on Wednesday, August 6, at 7 PM at Central Library’s Dweck Center. Until then, take a look at his work at your library.
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8/6/2008 4:42:53 PM #

I'm not much of a comics reader and am certainly no artist, but I loved <i>Understanding Comics</i>.  Very interesting for anyone interested in literature, aesthetics, or just plain storytelling.