The excitement of google + Scott McCloud => new comics

Google will be releasing a web browser that looks really good.

And what’s really exciting for me is that they’ve used comics to explain what the new browser does and how it is different to other browsers. It’s a brilliant example of how comics can be used to educate and break down complex concepts in an entertaining way. Hurray for comics stimulating more parts of the brain than simple text and also making the brain slow down and chew the concepts.

In my comics essay (love letter) coming out in Meanjin in December I talk about comics having the ability to be a slow food movement for the brain. This comic is a perfect example of making it pleasurable for people to take the time to understand things… I know my understanding of web browsers in general has increased as well as having an unexpected depth of understanding about a new google product.

Scott McCloud was the perfect creator for this kind of comic and it’s exciting to see this kind of partnership, his vigorous and thoughtful exploration of ideas makes it an excellent match

Check out the Google Chrome Scott McCloud comic.

It’s all very exciting.

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