Now for something completely different:
A comic book about comic books = Understanding Comics. In an incredibly accessible style, Scott McCloud explains the details of how comics work: how they're composed, read and understood. More than just a book about comics, this gets to the heart of how we deal with visual languages in general. Exhaustive in scope, this detail-packed book includes a history of comics that reaches back to pre-Columbian picture manuscripts and Egyptian monuments, an explanation of how sequential art is constructed and why, and a running analysis of comics as art, literature, and communication.
Come discuss Understanding Comics Saturday November 20th at the Main Library in the 3rd Floor Program Room at 11am. Feel free to bring food and drink.