If you don’t know who Scott McCloud is, you should get acquainted. I first learned about him when he became the darling of the interactive industry — primarily on the (considerable) merits of his book, Understanding Comics. Whether you’re into comics or not, or graphic novels, or graphic flash fiction, you should read Understanding Comics.
(I have no idea if graphic flash fiction exists, but if it doesn’t I have to think someone is falling down on the job.)
It’s extremely rare that someone can explain a medium, and particularly so when they can explain it to people outside the medium. Some of McCloud’s conclusions are not universally accepted, but his book is the de facto jumping off point for all discussions these days.
Which brings me to my real point. He has a blog.
— Mark Barrett