Christopher and I were recently lucky enough to have grabbed up comics scholar Scott McCloud while he was in town to research his latest book.
Scott is best know for his work Zot! and for his three excellent and essential books on comics theory; Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics and Making Comics.
Being a fan of Scott's work for years, I immediately had a concept for the photo, and thankfully he was game. In his three "Comics" books, Scott breaks down how comics work, are created and are read, and he (or rather, his cartoon avatar) does it though - among other things - charts, diagrams, schematics, etc. Scott, who I see as comic's ultimate professor, spent over 45 minutes drawing the comics theory pieces seen on the blackboard in the photos below and it was far better than I even envisioned.
Thanks to the gang at XOXO studios for the use of their space and blackboard.
Check out the full GRAPHIC NYC profile, posted this week.