Scott McCloud is on the forefront of comics research. Still working now, his most notable work consists of Understanding Comics in 1993, Making Comics in 2006, and Reinventing Comics in 2000. Described in The New York Times as ‘’The Marshall McLuhan of comics’, McCloud dedicates a large portion of his theoretic work, into exploring the history, vocabulary and methods of the media. He explores all of these, while using the medium of comics, allowing him to demonstrate his conclusions within the medium in question. Along with his theory work, he is the author and artist of several short comics and graphic novels, as well as making appearances at convention panels and TED talks.
- TED (2009) Scott McCloud: Understanding Comics. [Online] YouTube. January 14th. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXYckRgsdjI [Last Accessed: 17/04/2017]