Today on Cartoon Movement we publish “Chicago Is My Kind Of Town“ by Luke Radl, a multimedia report on the protests against May’s NATO Summit in Chicago. Radl takes us into the days of street protests from inside the crowds, as veterans discard their medals and police beat back protesters, embedding audio interviews, video, and photos into the pages to make it one of the first comics of its kind.
“Rendering all my text with html makes this (I think) the first comic report to be really search engine friendly,” Luke says. “You can also explore each panel revealing asides, photos, audio, etc in a way that makes it more participatory. I wanted to put people in the shoes of someone who was there, and the multimedia aspects are kind of a way of saying “walk around.”