At the 2019 Write the Docs conference in Portland, I gave a lightning talk entitled Comics in Docs. In the talk, I go over some basics of comics, and then make the case for their use in documentation.
I even made a comic book as the slides, which created some interesting moments of being totally dwarfed by my cartoon self!
Find the video and downloadable comic book below.
Fun fact! I had two lightning talks prepared for Write the Docs. The other was a comic called Distributed Docs, outlining the way we collaborate at work using the P2 theme. Since I went to all the trouble of making it, I thought I may as well share it here (PDF download): Distributed Docs.
I mentioned a bunch of things in my talk that you might be interested in exploring further:
- I share comics about my life with kids on my Instagram account @parentisms.
- Scott McCloud has a bunch of awesome books about comics, and has worked on some comics for Google.
- Last year’s awesome Write the Docs talk by Steve Stegelin: Graphic Content Warning: The Pros, Cons, and Alternatives to Screenshots