Comics for Communication

by Thomas Beutel

It was interesting that Google used a comic strip to effectively communicate the reasons why they are introducing a new browser called Chrome. I was especially taken in by the discussion of processes and tabs, a topic that would normally be rather dry.

Comics were recently used to communicate legal concepts to First Nation tribes in BC.

Geoff Brown recommends “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”, a book that discusses the use of comics for communication. It was written in 1994, but is still #1 in Amazon’s “Cartooning” category.