I’ve mentioned Julia Evans’ awesomeness in an Issue 14 and her neat zines where she draws cartoons/comics to explain technical concepts. In a recent blog post Julia goes over her steps for teaching technical concepts with cartoons. It’s a nice actionable article covering a fun approach to technical writing.
She references Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics” book. Her post inspired me to read this book, and it’s a fantastic book covering the complex underpinnings of comics. I’ve undervalued comics for a very long time, though now I realize that my technical writing is similar to comic form (in terms of sequential art and conveying information with images and words).
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