“Comics have always been the red-headed stepchild of storytelling,” laughs writer and artist Dan Goldman from his home in Brazil.
His levity belies a seriousness and passion for his work, which is part of a rising contingent of comics about the media. These non-fiction books feature real journalism on socio-political issues, and fiction that delves into both the legitimacy of the profession and the issues that surround it.
The medium allows writers and artists to impart information in ways they can’t anywhere else. Journalism in comics is not just an excuse for Clark Kent to step out on his girlfriend anymore – and people are realizing it.