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    The realities of producing comics journalism obviously wouldn't work as a viable alternative to the 24/7 news cycle. So given this article's look at the form's past, what future niche could comics journalism fill in the future? Aside from the people mentioned in the article, who does good comics journalism work that you'd recommend?
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    You mean journalism in comics form? Closest analogy will be to the tv documentary, I'd imagine.
    • CommentAuthorEmperor
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2011 edited
    There was Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption, which also ran a comic workshop on using comics for journalistic purposes:

    Pat Mill's contribution "The Ayatollah's Son" is on Facebook:
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    That article seems to be missing the Brought to Light collection, Joe Kubert's Fax from Sarajevo, and Tom Tomorrow completely. And conflating memoir and journalism in possibly unhelpful ways.

    A fair bit of World War Three used to be memoir/autobiographical comics that could be considered better journalism than the average political cartoon, but on a quick release schedule that makes news, news, there pr'y ain't going to be much. Documentary comics are more prevalent, and possibly more useful than 24 hour "news comics", as it allows for greater consideration and perspective, plus more time to draw and pace.
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    @Travis Hedge Coke--I noticed the omission of Brought to Light as well. Eclipse Comics also did Real War Stories, which offered an unflattering look at the realities of military life.

    I think Tom Tomorrow's work hews closer to the graphic equivalent of "The Daily Show." He's more about offering commentary and frequently ignored facts than original analysis or reportage.

    The memoir/journalism conflation, I suspect, was to bolster the writer's idea that documentary comics are the current heirs to the reporting tradition of new journalists such as Hunter S. Thompson.