Andy Warner and a new approach to graphical journalism
Andy Warner is a great cartoonist. Reading the archive of his blog, you can see that he writes and draws some beautiful stories about people and life (Behind the Stars). Recently he started to realize some political comics, the first for his blog, The man who built Beirut, and two others for the Slate about the syrian uprising: the first about the Assad’s family and the second about the 1949 coup (with the probably collaboration of CIA) that it is the origin of the syrian political situation.
In particular with these syrian comics, Andy experiments a particular type of graphic reportage (or graphic journalism), with a story telling near to the Introducing series, with a large use of explenations, and some ballons
Furthermore the comics about the story of the Assad’s family has an infographical structure that is very useful for this type of web comic
Another interesting tool is the timeline embedded in the second syrian comic:
I think that Andy has a good story telling in general, but the use of infographic and timeline in this type of comics could take the graphical journalism in a more interesting era.