Read the new comic book about polio
I n the pages of The Rotarian , you’ve read of the efforts by Rotarians to end polio, the Gates Foundation grant, and Rotary’s challenge. In the February issue, we’re trying to cover this topic with a new twist. Take a look at our 16-page illustrated feature, “Amazing Stories of Polio,” which explores some of the history and science behind the disease and its eradication.
Graphic nonfiction has received widespread acceptance as a way to tell a serious story in a comic-book format. The 585-page 9/11 Commission Report, for example, was retold by a comic book artist and editor in a graphic adaptation that presents the findings in a more accessible format. Artist Steve Buccellato illustrated February’s polio story; his previous work includes co-illustrating a biography of Ronald Reagan.