The Comic Book Approach

Antimicrobial resistance ranks as a major health challenge—but it doesn’t catch headlines as easily as other threats like emerging diseases.

Scientists, meanwhile, have fallen into an echo chamber, says Hsu Li Yang of the National University of Singapore’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. To reach a more diverse audience—including children—he teamed up with graphic novelist Sonny Liew and created a comic book: The Antibiotic Tales.

In this Q&A, they offer tips for public health communicators interested in this approach—such as making sure it’s not just an ‘information dump,’ but stands on its own as entertainment.

Asian Scientist Magazine

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