Communicating science with comics II: the oikos meeting

I have been exploring how to effectively communicate my results and engage with the audience. I just attended this week the Nordic Oikos meeting and presented a risky poster explaining one of my side projects in a comic stile. But I did one very clever thing: Partner with an artists (and friend, and scientific). I designed the outline and place a first draft of the graphs and text. Then I asked him to do whatever he wants on the cartoons to illustrate pollinators, soil, pests… He could choose the drawing technique and in summary, he had absolute freedom. It was so amazing that he even place myself and Vesna in the poster!

Oikos_final_lowresThe poster had very good critiques, and fulfilled its mission. Drawing the attention of the people and making a story easy to follow. I am looking forward to collaborate again with Jose Luis in another project to enhance science communication!

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