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Polio - The Comic Book

I am very interested in the ways that storytelling can impart information that is otherwise difficult or, frankly, too dry to present quickly and effectively. Edward Tufte,an information designer, in his books (Visual Explanations in particular) finds wonderful confections and visual displays that tell stories and reveal important information if the viewer takes time to read them. Tufte's examples are wonderful but some take an added bit of knowledge or explanation to understand the stories the way they were intended by the author or artist.

Sometimes, informative storytelling happens in such a way that complex information gets wrapped in a wonder candy-coated shell and the what we learn taste so good going down. This little story about Polio, I feel, works in that way.

When you've finished reading it, you'll say, "Makes sense to me."
gregory turner-rahman