Scott McCloud tells a compelling story about his journey into comics (McCloud is the author of Zot!, among other awesome things). He's great with a slideshow, and in the talk below he gives one hell of a good show. From the story of his father's blindness (ostensibly caused by staring at an eclipse), to an academic analysis of comic art in Calvin & Hobbes, this is the story of a man with a passion. A passion for comics. Have a look: