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To say the comic book industry has a slight gender skew is like saying Superman is kind of strong. Comic books — much like the film industry they now fuel — vastly under-represent women. The people who write comic books, particularly for major publishers, are overwhelmingly men.
The reason behind the efficacy of comic strips as a teaching tool is that it engages students of different learning styles and engaging multiple senses at once. Comic strips help students practice essential skills like reading, understanding visual concepts, understanding context clues, speaking, and ultimately, communicating complex ideas in the span of panels. It also evokes thought about provocative issues and can help students understand highly complicated matters in a condensed and succinct form.
Here I will briefly elaborate on how comic strips came to form an integral part of this project. My adoption of the comic form was not a case of me bringing an existing skill to my project; rather it arose as a need that emerged from the project itself. I use comic strips in two main ways: as a form of transcription, and as a means of exploring theory.
Professor of Department of Human Sciences and Education. This paper analyzes, according to interactionist researches of Language Acquisition, the speech of children characters on comic strips. Among other things, it analyzes the verisimilitude of these speeches and argues about the need of relating the data from the fiction to the data already collected by researchers, if someone wishes to work with those fictitious data.
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University of Western Australia Law professor Camilla Baasch Andersen has helped businesspeople draft legally binding contracts that take the form of simple comic-strips, arguing that their simplicity not only promotes understanding, but also insulates companies from the risk of courts finding their contracts unenforceable because they were too confusing an Australian court has forced insurers Suncorp and Allianz to refund AUD60m paid for insurance that was of "little or no value," but which Australians purchased thanks to confusing fine-print that made it hard to assess. Andersen points to other examples worldwide, like simple infographic contracts presented to functionally illiterate South African fruit pickers. It's fascinating in the context of Europe's pending General Data Protection Regulationa top-to-bottom redo of the rules regarding data-handling by advertisers that requires that every piece of data gathered and shared be explicitly consented to by web users, with enough clarity that they can predict what will happen to it.
Pogo is the title and central character of a long-running daily American comic stripcreated by cartoonist Walt Kelly — and distributed by the Post-Hall Syndicate. Set in the Okefenokee Swamp of the southeastern United Statesthe strip often engaged in social and political satire through the adventures of its anthropomorphic funny animal characters. The strip's content was intended for both children and adults.