Art is an ancient medium for storytelling, certainly older than the written word and maybe older than language itself. But in journalism, art is often limited to single frame cartoons or consigned to the 'funny pages' instead of being seen as serious reporting.
The Illustrated London News bucked the trend for 160 years, closing in 2003, and now, with the broadening capabilities of digital journalism, the industry is seeing a revival in innovative journalistic storytelling through art.
Proponents of this new wave in graphic or comics journalism are integrating mobile devices, interactive elements, film and animation, and believe the medium can serve some purposes that other formats may not.
Via The Digital Rocking Chair, The Windoor