Scott McCloud lecture on Understanding Comics at TED
As it turns out, the man who wrote Understanding Comics
and Making Comics
is pretty good at understanding and making the multimedia presentation too. (This isn’t a real surprise– in the mid 90’s, at the initial boom of the World-Wide Web, a lot of web designers and artists had copies of Understanding Comics
on their desk, because it helped them get a handle on this new medium and how to communicate in it.)
Here’s Scott McCloud at the TED Conference. Enjoy the lazy Sunday afternoon and enjoy Scott’s speech:
Here's the direct link to the video on TED.com: http://www.ted.com/talks/scott_mccloud_on_comics….I personally prefer to watch TED videos on their site; I think their interface is really great, because they divide all the talks up by topic and you can skip directly to whichever aspect interests you.
Scott McCloud ROCKS! He's the Brian Eno of comics. A philosopher whose thoughts about art are almost more important that their work. Or they tend to blend until philosophy about art and the art become the same thing! I don't understand all of McCloud's concepts. He's way smarter than I am. But he's consistently clever and funny, a joy to read or hear speak.