Hey crew, came across this awesome post today: “The Arts of Protest: Zip! Zapf! Pow! — that’s the power of comics” http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/zip-zapf-pow-thats-the-power-of-comics/
What can comics do for activists and campaigners? They can tell an awesome story — with as much or as little detail as one wants. They can teach lessons; show what victory looks like; illustrate why you are struggling or the issues you face; garner public support. Since people learn in a variety of ways — picking up on auditory, visual, physical cues differently — the use of compelling, colorful graphics can go a long way to help get your message out.
Comics are a great example of another way writing can be used to bring about social change–think about the effect of Wonder Woman (chosen by Ms. Magazine to be the first cover):
Who else reads comics that they see as enacting social change? @Beth_Reddy?