Tuesday, November 30, 2004

A different kind of newspaper comic

The Poynter Institute spotlights the Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger's use of sequential storytelling in its business section to explain the "ups and downs of the modern comic-book industry." It's comic as explanatory financial journalism.

You can view a PDF of the six-page broadsheet comic, and watch Star-Ledger editor Jim Willse's Flash presentation on how comics can be utilized by journalists. (His voice is creepily distorted on my computer, so I only watched a few seconds of it.)