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Presentation Zen: Learning from the art of comics

Presentation Zen: Learning from the art of comics

Written by Kate Leuschke Blinn
January 13, 2010

The book is called Understanding Comics: The invisible Art by Scott McCloud. I highly recommend that you get this book. Frankly, you’re nuts if you don’t add this book to your library. Seriously, stop what you are doing right now and buy this incredible book. I’m serious — do it right now. (I’ll wait….) You back? Good. Believe it or not, many of the principles and ideas discussed in this wonderful and highly visual book parallel the art of presentation. Now, comics are not the same as a presentation enhanced by slideware, but if you read McCloud’s book with an eye toward presentations or any other form of storytelling and graphic design, you will find many fundamental concepts and techniques that will surely help you think differently about the power of visual communication and the art of combining words and images. This book is not just for fans of comics — not by a long shot.