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'Understanding Comics' author to speak, Oct. 5

Scott McCloud, author of the 1993 groundbreaking book "Understanding Comics," will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

McCloud, an artist and scholar of comics, will speak on "Comics: An Art Form in Transition."

The book links the medium of comics to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism and Web design, and is credited with reinvigorating the art form as a whole.

McCloud's new book, "Making Comics," explores the creation of comics from the broadest principles to the sharpest details -- such as how to accentuate a character’s facial muscles in order to form the emotion of disgust rather than the emotion of surprise.

His talk at Princeton is part of the /@rts lecture series organized by a number of groups across campus, including the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Office of Information Technology, the Council of the Humanities, the Program in Visual Arts, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Music, the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts and the University Art Museum. The series aims to explore interrelations of new media, technology and traditional forms and practices of the arts and humanities.

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