90 pages 3 hours read

Scott McCloud

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Nonfiction | Graphic Novel/Book | Adult | Published in 1993

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Exam Answer Key

Multiple Choice

1. B (Various chapters)

2. C (Various chapters)

3. A (Various chapters)

4. D (Various chapters)

5. C (Chapters 5 and 6)

6. B (Various chapters)

7. D (Various chapters)

8. A (Chapters 2 and 5)

9. A (Various chapters)

10. B (Various chapters)

11. C (Various chapters)

12. B (Various chapters)

13. D (Various chapters)

14. A (Various chapters)

15. C (Various chapters)

Long Answer

1. McCloud chooses to convey his arguments and information in the form of comics rather than as text alone. His book’s ability to inform the reader on complex subjects and accurately convey McCloud’s arguments is a testament to the power of comics to tackle sophisticated subject matter. (Various chapters)

2. McCloud points out that comic art is often seen as simplistic and therefore childish and not legitimate art. But most of Understanding Comics is drawn in a deliberately simple style, demonstrating that simple drawings can be crafted to convey a wide range of sophisticated effects, ideas, and emotions. This functions as a counter to common prejudices against comic art. (Various chapters)

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