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A beautiful essay on not just comics, but art and creativity in general
on November 13, 2015
For a novice to the world of comics (other than having read a few obvious series such as Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Walking Dead and a few manga) this serves as an amazing introduction into the deeper philosophy and craft of the art, as well as a fantastic way of getting up to speed with all the devices and tropes used to navigate and make sense of the medium.
On a meta-level, the book is also a stunning work of art in its own right and an amazing essay on determination, hard work, craftsmanship and creativity. The chapter on the subject of 'what is art' may well be the best description of the artistic process - be it related to writing, music, programming, whatever you like - that I have ever seen.
In a word, stunning.