21 February 2012

Comics are being Reinvented.

Scott McCloud starts off his introduction my introducing himself and giving a brief background about himself. He also mentioned his career as a comic writer. he mentions how comics were really popular in the eighties when he was beginning his career as a comic writer. When writing he was not worried about the past or the present of comics, he was more worried about the future of comics. He listed nine common goals that the writers of comics try to reach. The goals are as stated 1. comics to be recognized as literature 2. Comics to be seen as art 3. the rights of the creators of comics will become more concrete, so writers know where their work is going to end up 4. the business of comics will become better so that both the consumer and producer will benefit from the work 5. the perception of comics will change so they will be accepted from all audiences  6. that colleges, universities and the law will recognize the potential of comics, and comics will be treated with  more respect 7. that comics will be liked by everyone including boys, girls, and even adults will love them (8) that everyone can learn to admire and write comics, and last but not least 9. comics can handle a variety of genres. McCloud believes that every genre of comics is just one piece to a giant puzzle. 
I believe that reading the first part of the book Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud seemed familiar and related to Chapter 7 of Understanding Comics. In chapter seven he stated a lot of facts and ideas about how an author has an idea and wants to project it to his audience. Same goes to for the Introduction part of Reinventing Comics. Why, because in the Intro he states how creators of comics have goals they want to project to the audience. 


  1. Good blog Pagina!!! Agree with what you said:)

    1. That doesn't really add to the discussion, does it?

  2. You forget to Hit the I when you were doing the book names. The summary for chapter 1 was kind of hard to describe because McCloud is a bit all over the place but I believe your brief summary did justice.

  3. You're summary's a bit incomplete, Paige; McCloud discusses 12 revolutions, not 9.

    Your response also isn't very specific; you're basically saying that McCloud writes about artists having goals in both books. But is that really a key idea of either text, or just a fact he states?

  4. Your summary was good for what the chapter was, I agree with saucedo6 McCloud did have a lot of new ideas he was introducing to us. I’m excited to see his expanded thoughts.