History Main / ScottMcCloud

2nd Apr '13 4:30:24 PM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:300:Scott [=McCloud=] and his AuthorAvatar demonstrate the NoCartoonFish principle in ''UnderstandingComics''.]]
'''Scott [=McCloud=]''' is the author of ''{{Zot}}'', ''Understanding Comics'', ''Reinventing Comics'' and ''Making Comics''.

''UnderstandingComics'' is undoubtedly the most notable, being among the pioneering efforts to critically analyze comics, and discussing such concepts as the InfiniteCanvas. As such, its importance is hard to overstate.

He also created the Twenty-Four Hour Comic challenge and its rules, and wrote (with help) the Creator's Bill of Rights, a list of rights that all comic authors need to protect themselves from exploitation.

!!Tropes That Apply To This Cartoonist
* AuthorAvatar: His three non-fiction comics star himself.
* AuthorTract: Justified with ''Understanding Comics'' and its sequels as they aren't meant to be anything else. They're all just long essays in comic book format.
* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: Not only does he have the same name as the hero of ''Space Angel'', he also named his daughters Sky [=McCloud=] and Winter [=McCloud=].
* CreatorCameo: Shows up in and narrates the final few pages of ''Zot''.
* FourFingeredHands: He had these initially in ''Understanding Comics'', but ''Making Comics'' graduated his design to include an extra finger.
* NerdGlasses
* SelfDeprecation: The final page of ''Understanding Comics'' makes fun of [=McCloud=] for being long-winded and overenthusiastic about his ideas. ''Making Comics'' pokes fun at his putting on weight.
* TheTetrisEffect: He discusses his own experience with this in the one-shot webcomic ''[[http://scottmccloud.com/1-webcomics/chess/chess.html My Obsession With Chess]]''.

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[[caption-width-right:300:Scott [=McCloud=] and his AuthorAvatar demonstrate the NoCartoonFish principle in ''UnderstandingComics''.]]
'''Scott [=McCloud=]''' is the author of ''{{Zot}}'', ''Understanding Comics'', ''Reinventing Comics'' and ''Making Comics''.

''UnderstandingComics'' is undoubtedly the most notable, being among the pioneering efforts to critically analyze comics, and discussing such concepts as the InfiniteCanvas. As such, its importance is hard to overstate.

He also created the Twenty-Four Hour Comic challenge and its rules, and wrote (with help) the Creator's Bill of Rights, a list of rights that all comic authors need to protect themselves from exploitation.

!!Tropes That Apply To This Cartoonist
* AuthorAvatar: His three non-fiction comics star himself.
* AuthorTract: Justified with ''Understanding Comics'' and its sequels as they aren't meant to be anything else. They're all just long essays in comic book format.
* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: Not only does he have the same name as the hero of ''Space Angel'', he also named his daughters Sky [=McCloud=] and Winter [=McCloud=].
* CreatorCameo: Shows up in and narrates the final few pages of ''Zot''.
* FourFingeredHands: He had these initially in ''Understanding Comics'', but ''Making Comics'' graduated his design to include an extra finger.
* NerdGlasses
* SelfDeprecation: The final page of ''Understanding Comics'' makes fun of [=McCloud=] for being long-winded and overenthusiastic about his ideas. ''Making Comics'' pokes fun at his putting on weight.
* TheTetrisEffect: He discusses his own experience with this in the one-shot webcomic ''[[http://scottmccloud.com/1-webcomics/chess/chess.html My Obsession With Chess]]''.
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17th Jun '12 12:40:21 PM Tuckerscreator
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* FourFingeredHands: He had these initially in ''Understanding Comics'', but ''Reinventing Comics'' graduated his design to include an extra finger.

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* FourFingeredHands: He had these initially in ''Understanding Comics'', but ''Reinventing ''Making Comics'' graduated his design to include an extra finger.
22nd Jan '12 2:11:25 PM Tuckerscreator
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* FourFingeredHands: He had these initially in ''Understanding Comics'', but ''Reinventing Comics'' graduated his design to include an extra finger.
6th Dec '11 11:29:17 PM Twiddler
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'''Scott [=McCloud=]''' is the author of ''{{Zot}}!'', ''Understanding Comics'', ''Reinventing Comics'' and ''Making Comics''.

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'''Scott [=McCloud=]''' is the author of ''{{Zot}}!'', ''{{Zot}}'', ''Understanding Comics'', ''Reinventing Comics'' and ''Making Comics''.
31st Oct '11 7:06:41 PM Angeldeb82
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* CreatorWorship
* DoingItForTheArt



* OldShame: ''The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln''.



* TheTetrisEffect: He discusses his own experience with this in the one-shot webcomic ''[[http://scottmccloud.com/1-webcomics/chess/chess.html My Obsession With Chess]]''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: ''Understanding Comics'', ''Making Comics'' and ''Reinventing Comics'' each have a cartoony, kid-friendly art-style, but all 3 books tackle complex ideas about artistic theory that most people below a certain age would likely find boring and/or overwhelming. Oh, and ''Understanding Comics'' has a random picture of a naked clown lady.
** Much like comedian Bob Saget's stand-up work was more mature than his televised work, [=McCloud=]'s online comics are noticeably more adult than his printed comics. People only familiar with the latter might be very shocked upon their first visit to his site.

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* TheTetrisEffect: He discusses his own experience with this in the one-shot webcomic ''[[http://scottmccloud.com/1-webcomics/chess/chess.html My Obsession With Chess]]''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: ''Understanding Comics'', ''Making Comics'' and ''Reinventing Comics'' each have a cartoony, kid-friendly art-style, but all 3 books tackle complex ideas about artistic theory that most people below a certain age would likely find boring and/or overwhelming. Oh, and ''Understanding Comics'' has a random picture of a naked clown lady.
** Much like comedian Bob Saget's stand-up work was more mature than his televised work, [=McCloud=]'s online comics are noticeably more adult than his printed comics. People only familiar with the latter might be very shocked upon their first visit to his site.
Chess]]''.
14th Sep '11 5:07:53 PM LouieW
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* BrainySpecs


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* NerdGlasses
5th Jun '11 7:24:09 PM SuddenFrost
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* AuthorAvatar: His three non-fiction comics star himself

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* AuthorAvatar: His three non-fiction comics star himselfhimself.
4th Jun '11 7:52:51 PM SuddenFrost
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He was also coined the TwentyFourHourComic challenge and it's rules, and wrote (with help) the Creator's Bill of Rights; a list of rights that all comic authors needed to protect themselves from exploitation.

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He was also coined created the TwentyFourHourComic Twenty-Four Hour Comic challenge and it's its rules, and wrote (with help) the Creator's Bill of Rights; Rights, a list of rights that all comic authors needed need to protect themselves from exploitation.
3rd Jun '11 4:46:02 AM CleverPun
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''UnderstandingComics'' is undoubtably the most notable, being among the pioneering efforts to critically analyze comics, and discussing such concepts as the InfiniteCanvas. As such, its importance is easy to understate.


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''UnderstandingComics'' is undoubtably undoubtedly the most notable, being among the pioneering efforts to critically analyze comics, and discussing such concepts as the InfiniteCanvas. As such, its importance is easy hard to understate.

overstate.

He was also coined the TwentyFourHourComic challenge and it's rules, and wrote (with help) the Creator's Bill of Rights; a list of rights that all comic authors needed to protect themselves from exploitation.



* AuthorAvatar: His three non-fiction comics

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* AuthorAvatar: His three non-fiction comicscomics star himself
2nd Jun '11 5:43:21 PM SuddenFrost
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* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: Not only does he have the same name as the hero of ''Space Angel'' and [[StarFox Fox's father]], he also named his daughters Sky [=McCloud=] and Winter [=McCloud=].

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* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: Not only does he have the same name as the hero of ''Space Angel'' and [[StarFox Fox's father]], Angel'', he also named his daughters Sky [=McCloud=] and Winter [=McCloud=].
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