Why Interactive Comics Journalism Is Exploding and Your Paper Bin Is Not

Why Interactive Comics Journalism Is Exploding and Your Paper Bin Is Not

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In recent years, interactive comics and virtual reality have found their way to journalism. Comics journalism is a hybrid medium combining elements of sequential art, journalism, documentaries, and political cartoons.   On the importance and relevance of this burgeoning art form, we turn to Dan Archer, a Brooklyn-based Englishman who is ready to embrace the potential of virtual reality as a journalistic tool. Archer is the founder of Empathetic Media, a multimedia agency that uses graphic journalism—virtual and augmented reality—to tell news stories in an immersive new way.   Archer has drawn comics on topics ranging from the recent closing ceremony …

Hilary Explains It All: In Defense of Comic Sans

Hilary Explains It All: In Defense of Comic Sans

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For as long as I can remember, it’s been chic to hate on Comic Sans. The font is aesthetically, absolutely terrible, though if you ask font designer and creater Vincent Connare, it’s “the best font in the world”. I might disagree (because I’m a Helvetica fan) but you know who doesn’t? Anyone with the learning disability dyslexia.      The font, which was released in 1994, is based on John Costanza’s lettering from The Dark Knight Returns comic book. Times New Roman seemed far too formal for a speech bubbles, and so Comic Sans came to be.    “Comic Sans was NOT designed …