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Recommended Reading: Scott McCloud


E se per migliorare il vostro inglese, leggeste... fumetti? Abbiamo incontrato l’americano Scott McCloud, fumettista e teorico del genere, che in questo video ci parla della sua graphic novel, The Sculptor: una lettura avvincente e divertente! By Mark Worden - LANGUAGE LEVEL C1 (ADVANCED)

Scott McCloud (Standard American accent)


My name is Scott McCloud. I’m an American cartoonist and author and my new graphic novel is The Sculptor, it’s a nearly 500-page story about art and love and death and a whole lot of other big ideas! It’s... it’s, I hope, moving, but it’s... it’s also very funny and it has a lot of big ideas but a lot of small moments as well. I wanted to tell a story that was engaging. I wanted... I guess, above all, I wanted to give people a page-turner, something that compelled the reader to keep moving forward. I’ve been known for most of my career for writing books about comics, I felt that it was high time I simply told a story, and that’s what I’ve set out to do.  

(Scott McCloud was talking to Mark Worden)

The interview continues in the June issue of Speak Up, click here to listen to it.


SPEAK UP EXPLAINS

It was high time. Era anche l’ora. L’uso dell’aggettivo high (letteralmente “alto”) è un rafforzativo. Di solito si dice it was about time too (era anche l’ora) ma it was high time rende ancora di più l’dea che troppo tempo era passato, che era veramente l’ora.