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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