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CHAPTER 7, UNDESTANDING COMICS
THE INVISIBLE ART BY SCOTT McCLOUD
Chapter 7 in Scott McCloud book “Understanding Comics” the invisible art is probably the most important chapter in the book for the understanding the Art story prospective of comics. In reading this chapter, I found out by looking at it as an outsider to better understand comics book its make a lot of sense in the retrospectives of grasping the thoughts of an idiom of craft that modern comics are mostly composed of today. In the beginning of the chapter seven, Scott McCloud explanation of an analogy of the story of prehistoric man and two basic instincts of his daily ritual. The main part of explanation is to describe the simple yet complex art of explanation and story telling. He quotes this very precedence of idiom of a hero the chapter.
“The most important .art as self expression, the artist as hero for many its highest purpose”
(Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics, The Invisible Art, 1993, pg. 166-167)
In closing this chapter the chapter has major points that resonates messages throughout the whole chapter seven and the thought is ART. Scott McCloud mentions that the importance of SIX STEPS to understand art and more important relations between them. I think the author has valid points in this chapter more so than the last one because he mentions the importance of art and core for forms within story told. He mentions the importance of how this process works to the artist forms. I agree with the author in this passage in the chapter that he wants to promote in this chapter seven because with concept of “Art” and relation of merging the two to make story is most important ideas to tell a story.
“Still, the learning process for most artists is a slow and steady journey from END to BEGINNING.”
(Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics, The Invisible Art, 1993, pg. 182-183)