Comic-style documents and information design

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One way of making complex documents more accessible for their users is to turn
them into comics. Comic contracts – legally binding employment contracts presented as comics – were developed by attorney Robert de Rooy in South Africa in 2014. In addition to employment contracts, comic-style documents have been used, for instance, in fields of medicine and technical communication. In this article, we present our own work with comics produced for social welfare communication. We consider the production of comic-style documents as information design. In other words, our focus is on the users of the documents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalThe Clarity Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2022
Publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal


  • accessibility
  • Comic Contract
  • Multimodality
  • Plain language


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