In the beginning, there was the interpretative dance; then there was the manga comics; now, Kerim at Savage Minds tells about writing a comic book explaining one’s thesis:
Almost every grad student struggles with the difficulty of explaining your dissertation topic to strangers (not to mention friends and family) without launching into an hour long lecture on the topic. One enterprising geographer has come up with a unique solution to the problem: write a comic book.
Ju Hui Judy Han at UC Berkely participated in the 24 hour comic day in 2006. The challenge was to write 24 pages in 24 hours. She chose to write about her dissertation. The result can be downloaded here (PDF) or viewed online.
I love the idea of saying, the next time someone asks you about your dissertation: “Here, read my comic book.”
I guess the only thing that is missing now is a Katha-Kalakshepam based on one’s thesis!