Scott McCloud | Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium | Literary Events | Chicago Reader
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Scott McCloud 

When: Fri., Feb. 13 2015
Price: $15
There are few people in the world who have thought more deeply about the art of comics than Scott McCloud. In his trilogy Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics, he provided a thorough explanation—in graphic form—of the theory and practice of storytelling through sequential drawings in little boxes. But although McCloud, who is 54, had worked for DC and created his own series of black-and-white comic books, Zot!, he had never tried his hand at the graphic novel . . . until now. The story of The Sculptor, a 500-page behemoth—though McCloud insists that two graphic-novel pages are equivalent to one page of prose—had been rattling around in his head for years, since he was a young man under the influence of superhero comics. (He was a Marvel kid.) It concerns David Smith, a desperate young artist who promises his life to a mysterious stranger—who has taken the form of his dead uncle Harry—in exchange for 200 days with the ability to make any kind of sculpture he can think of. Continue reading >>



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