We as authors are part of the eclectic and growing group of fans of comics as a medium for telling complex and abstract stories and illuminating interrelationships.
Dr. Julia Schneider: When Julia discovered data and code as tools to solve complex puzzles during her studies of econometrics, she was intrigued. So also during her dissertation in empirical labor economics and in her later research career, she was concerned with puzzles that one wanted to solve with data and code. She prefers puzzles that deal with digital, diverse societies. Additionally, she is a comic aficionada and likes to approach a complex, controversial topic via comic essays – as a playful, subjective impulse and invitation to form your own opinion (www.docjsnyder.net). Here she also draws on her experience in the analysis and condensation of challenging topics as a doctoral researcher and senior consultant in the fields of economics, innovation and data science. Right now she is interested in “Money Matters: Financial Literacy 5.0”. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lena Ziyal: During her studies of visual communication Lena dealt – vice versa – with the translation of thoughts into images. Her artistic approach is to encrypt complexity using associations of her own perspective and thereby widen the meaning of a specific issue. She works at the collectivly run agency for content and design Infotext (www.infotext-berlin.de). Visual storytelling, in other words the communication of complex content via images, is her focus and passion. Her repertoire includes infographics, diagrams, illustrations and non-fictional comics, which she both conceptualizes and implements depending on the project. Get in touch: email@example.com