The use of panel illustrations/ comics to tell of story by capturing the feeling of a topic image by image. Comics convey meaning through a visual vocabulary that includes pictures, symbols, dialog, and sequential panels that can jump across geography, time, and metaphysical space.
Comics can be used to address sensitive topics. An example of the the top 10 most deadly epidemics are included in this comic, Death By The Numbers available on the Nib. The full comic can be found at https://thenib.com/death-by-the-numbers/
Comic can be used to reach people with various cultures and languages. For example, The Seattle & King County Department of Public health has developed a 12-page comic book on the 1918 pandemic flu in multiple languages. The story tells the tale of family's experience with the 1918 influenza pandemic.https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/emergency-preparedness/preparing-yourself/pandemic-flu/comic.aspx
Comic can be used to describe topics in various modalities to help comprehension and empathy. For example this comic From Five Thirty Eight, illustrates the components involved in modeling and why different models do not always have the same predictions. The full comic, A Comic Strip Tour Of The Wild World Of Pandemic Modeling can be found at this link: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/a-comic-strip-tour-of-the-wild-world-of-pandemic-modeling/