Tag Archives: Scott McCloud

Let’s Be Visually Literate!

“Comics are the gateway drug to literacy.”   This remark by Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the graphic memoir Maus, A Survivor’s Tale (1980-1991), is not as controversial nowadays as it would have been in the 1950s.  Back then, some … Continue reading

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“Larger-than Life”? Art, Fame, and Family

Does the expression “larger-than-life” bring images of Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, or Michelangelo’s David to mind?  This term is often used to describe the scale of public art, designed to impress viewers with its grandeur even alongside natural … Continue reading

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