Understanding comics: Scott McCloud on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch. Listen for a moving meditation on the nature of vision — and for four indelible rules of life. (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, California. Duration: 17:08.)

Watch Scott McCloud’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 350+ TEDTalks — including more talks about storytelling.

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  • chris malone commented on Jan 13 2009

    Nothing better than a TED presentation.

  • Ace Warloch commented on Jan 14 2009

    I read (and own) Scott’s Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics. Both fantastic works. The video presentation was great. Now if only Scott (or infact anyone) could address how to put out comics at a reasonable price (back to newsprint?) because as much as I love the medium I haven’t been able to afford to buy any comics or graphic novels for almost three years now despite working all the overtime I can. And to me, online comics as cool as they are with all the multi-media effects and whatnot, are just not as enjoyable to read as paper ones. Not to mention I haven’t seen any that I wouldn’t call story deficient.