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Comics can be an excellent way of visually presenting key research information, findings or discussion points. You need to be specific about the information you wish to share and what audience you intend to target.

The exact process that you go through will depend on your illustrator or cartoonists methods. You can reasonably expect to:

  • Break your story, research process or method down into key scenes or sections (see Storyboarding)
  • You will work with an artist so you do not need to draw the comic yourself, but you may wish to sketch any ideas about how each section could develop or be presented. Alternatively draw up a bullet list of key points for each section
  • Ensure key points are highlighted
  • Work with the illustrator to ensure key messages are incorporated
  • Remember your comic will share key points but it does not need to include everything from your final report, so don’t try!