If you read comics or want to make comics, you should see this talk (or just watch the embedded video below, courtesy of TED).  Chances are pretty good that you’ve already read something by Scott McCloud, like Understanding Comics, but if you haven’t you should get on that right now.  McCloud articulates many things about comics that seem obvious but aren’t.  I’m not saying he’s right all the time, but he’s smart and thought-provoking.  And funny.

So, yeah.  Go listen to Scott McCloud’s TED talk, and then go read his books.  See if you don’t learn something.