Technical Communication Quarterly
This special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly engages comics, graphic storytelling, and creative methods of research and production in technical communication. Comics are defined as image and text conveyed in a deliberate sequence, and can be represented in physical, digital, and mobile media (see McCloud; Samanci). Comics and graphic storytelling offer one set of many creative approaches to technical communication practices, including infographics, poetry, wordless instructions and other visual and multimodal forms that work to bridge what William J. White calls, in a recent TCQ article (26.2; 2017), “the persistence of the gap between science and the arts [that] remains a chief feature of efforts to incorporate visual information and argumentation in” science (and technical) communication (p. 113).