Data Comics

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

Comics are a way to tell stories and for a while now, people have been interested in telling stories with data. So it’s only natural that the two would come together at some point. Data Comics is a collection that highlights the emerging genre.

I’ve had Understanding Comics sitting on my desk for a couple of months now. Maybe it’s time to dig in.

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Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.