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McCloud’s explanation in comics form of how comics “work” was fascinating. I had never thought of the mechanics of how comics artists get their story, action, and representation of time across to the readers.  I think writing this book in comics form was a great and entertaining way to literally illustrate the many points he makes about the different conventions and techniques that comics artists use, and how the reader understands and perceives the story, action, and the passage of time.  If one was talented in this area, which sadly, I am not, wouldn’t this be a fun course to take?

I also loved McCloud’s speech on TED and his pictures and other graphical representations of what he was saying. Very interesting, entertaining, and fast-paced. He would be great to hear and see in person.