- Posted by Johanna on January 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
I ran into Nick Sousanis at last year’s MoCCA show, where I discovered that he’s a doctoral candidate writing and drawing his dissertation in comic form. He believes he’s the first to do so, which seems like a welcome step forward. After all, if comics can tell any kind of story or communicate any kind of information, like any other medium, why not a dissertation?
Anyway, he’s got a website, SpinWeaveandCut.com, where he posts minicomics and dissertation chapters. It’s some mindblowing, theoretical stuff. I like how he’s using images and words combined in unexpected ways to convey his ideas. If you’d like to start with a small taste before diving into the academic deep end, check out Seeing Red, Feeling Blue, a short comic about those two colors, the country’s political divide, and fostering unity. I particularly like this panel, which captures a basic unspoken rule of superhero comics.