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Scott McCloud

(2012/2013 Lectures)

Wed, Apr 10
8:00 PM

Best-selling Author of Understanding Comics
Regents’ Lecturer in the Writing Program

Comics and Visual Communication

“Just about the smartest guy in comics.” – Frank Miller, creator of Sin City and 300

Bolstered by literary ambitions, international influences and a flood of new devices, the comics landscape continues to reinvent itself every year. Scott McCloud, renowned comics artist and theorist, puts these trends into perspective in an enthralling, fast-moving multimedia presentation. In Understanding Comics, his best-selling comic book masterpiece, McCloud ingeniously used the medium to explain how comics work and explore their vast potential. He also originated the teen superhero series Zot! and wrote for DC Comics’ Superman Adventures.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Presented with the UCSB Writing Program

Comics’ Cornucopia
Fri, Apr 12 / Noon / Department of Theater and Dance Courtyard
Celebrate the winners of UCSB’s first April Fool’s Comics Competition with a variety of fun activities. Free and open to the public. See

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