Scientists are increasingly challenged to communicate their work to broader, more varied audiences. Traditionally, scientists are trained to tell fact-based scientific stories. Although a carefully constructed scientific story may be crystal clear to other scientists in the same discipline, they are often inaccessible to broader audiences.
This webinar will highlight a simple, flexible framework for translating a complex scientific publication into a broadly accessible comic format. Comics, by transporting information in a largely visual manner, can be easily understood by a wide variety of audiences. However, turning scientific content into a comic requires reducing and generalizing the content of scientific publications. The webinar will provide an overview of a framework that provides guidelines on how to develop a conceptual foundation, a scientifically-relevant setting and characters, as well as a detailed storyboard.