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this is really late, but I'm just getting around to reviewing all the stuff
I've been accumulating.
nora asks the good question:
>Since so many of us learn visually, why not try to teach some of these
>topics through comics?
my answer is simple, tho not a good one: I am a writer, not an artist. I
am, in fact, artistically blind. I wouldn't know how to use a cartoon if
someone gave me one, much less how to design one that said what I want it to
To: internet!VM1.ucc.okstate.edu!TECHWR-L (Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: Comics
Date: Monday, June 26, 1995 12:57PM
I read comic books also, and I can't even justify them by calling them
"graphic novels" (an attempt, in my mind, to justify a form that shouldn't
justifying or legitimizing) . Mine are simply "adult comics." Some examples?
"RAW" (put out by "Maus" writer Art Spiegelman and his wife, Francoise
"HATE" (Peter Bagge) "WEIRDO" (now sort of defunct, since R. Crumb and Aline
Kominsky-Crumb moved to France--but they've put one out since, and will
probably do more) "DIRTY PLOTTE" (Julie Doucet, from Quebec--sorry if this
word offends any
Canadians) and anything by Dori Seda, Mary Fleener, M.K. Brown, and a host
I'm surprised at technical writers' general resistance to using cartoons/
pictures in our work. Not only do they help explain complex procedures, and
provide examples, they also break up the text and give the user a bit of a
rest. Since so many of us learn visually, why not try to teach some of these
topics through comics?
merhar -at- edsvcs -dot- switch -dot- rockwell -dot- com