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The Art of the Comic book Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from The Art of the Comic book
  1. #1
    “Comics ... are sometimes four-legged and sometimes two-legged and sometimes fly and sometimes don’t ...”
  2. #2
    “Comics are a sub-set of pictorial narrative; therefore, all comics are pictorial narratives, but not all pictorial narratives are comics.”
  3. #3
    “And we enjoy comics best in solitary, by ourselves, not in crowds; although large numbers of people read comics, they generally do it by themselves, in silence.”
  4. #4
    “In short, comics lacks the precision it ought to have for ordinary communication let alone serious philosophical deliberations.”
  5. #5
    “As every schoolboy knows, comics do not stand alone at microphones in the dark. Indeed, we cannot even read them in the dark. We need light, the more, the better.”
  6. #6
    “The confusion inherent in the word comics has been apparent to those writing in the filed for years. The word has a plural form but is singular in application.”
  7. #7
    .. to employ a metaphor as mixed as the medium itself, defining comics entails cutting a Gordian-knotted enigma wrapped in a mystery ...”
  8. #8
    “And in its singular form, comic, it can be an adjective for something humorous or another name for a comedian.”