Reinventing Comics is a comic about comics. Or, specifically, the future of Comics.
Its a follow up to "Making Comics", and continues in much the same style.
Its very easy to read, taking though all manor of ideas and incites, and demonstrating most of them very clearly. In fact, when reading everything becomes so clear it all seems staggeringly obvious. The idea's of concepts like an "Infinite Canvas" seem like something that should have been done a decade back, yet still isn't fully realized today.
In other area's it seems dated, but only because a lot of Scott's predictions have become true already.
The only criticism is perhaps its a little too cautious. Because everything is so simply and well explained, any repetition seems redundant. And a lot of the things Scott calls for are so correct...so right...sometimes you just find yourself nodding in agreement without your brain needing to be engaged much.
But nonetheless its a must-have book for comic book fans, not only in what it explains, but how it does it. Demonstrating the power of the medium, and where it really should be going.
, Reviewed By Darkflame
Genre: Information Future Ideas
Reinventing Comics created by Scott McCloud