Is Comics Journalism Making a Comeback?

Art is an ancient medium for storytelling, certainly older than the written word and maybe older than language itself. But in journalism, art is often limited to single frame cartoons or consigned to the ‘funny pages’ instead of being seen as serious reporting.

 

The Illustrated London News bucked the trend for 160 years, closing in 2003, and now, with the broadening capabilities of digital journalism, the industry is seeing a revival in innovative journalistic storytelling through art.

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