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Garry Trudeau Writes Essays. His Essays Look Like Comics.

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Garry Trudeau Writes Essays That Get Read.

Garry Trudeau has been writing essays for as long as I’ve been reading comics. His essays get read because they are peopled with, well people. Characters. Hand-drawn characters. We call his essays a comic strip. Comic strips are easy to read. Essays are hard to read and boring—unless they are comic strips.

His current essays on for-profit colleges make me want to run out and check facts, though the tone resonates with what I’ve seen. But Trudeau is a master at breaking facts (and innuendo) into panel-sized chunks. How I could do that with my essays is worth thinking about.

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Written by kirkistan

August 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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