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Changing scientific work (700 pages) into a comic. Is it possible?

Cartoon Movement produced  a comic about the history of an Aid Organisation (Cordaid) within the context of the rise of international development aid in the 20th century.

In 50 pages, the comic tells the story of silent helpers in different periods in history. The content is based on the scientific work (700 pages) named ‘Gedreven Helpers’ and written by professor Annelies van Heijst.

The comic stories show that helping is something not bound to time and place, but bound to our humanity. The comic shows the past, present and future of helping. In each period, we see that helping is about making connections. These connections give meaning to our own life, and that of others.

The comic is written by CM editor Tjeerd Royaards, and is drawn by Tom Humberstone; it is published online chapter by chapter at Cartoon Movement.

Check out: chapter one, two, tree, four and five. A Dutch version is also available.