Thinking Outside the...Panel? Exploring the Use of Comics in Communication

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

Sometimes text just doesn’t cut it but have you ever used drawing, images or comics to get your ideas across?

Benefits of Comics in Getting a Message Across

More and more research has been showing the benefits of using comics to share information, particularly health issues. Some of the potential benefits include:

  • Communicating with empathy

  • Memorable messaging

  • Use of narratives that can illustrate complex issues

  • Relatability

Tools to Try

First of all, you don’t have to be the world’s best artist to try using comics to share a message this way. If you prefer digital formats and you have a Canva account, they offer a wide variety of comic templates, like the one below: