Scott McCloud at TED

Scott McCloud is a bit of a hero of mine – he brings more insight to the world of comic books (and lets be clear I read comic books not ‘graphic novels’) than the medium probably deserves and having just re-read Zot for the first time in years he was a pretty decent creator himself before he changed focus (though he is scheduled to return with a new fictional comic book in the next couple of years).  He has given lectures on using the tools of the comic book to improve user experience on the web and often speaks about the way technology and visual art combine to communicate.

This video is Scott speaking at TED in 2005 (the video has just recently been released on the TED website) and its a quite personal but very enlightening talk the covers alot of his ideas about information design and communication using comic book art – also his presentation style and format is fantastic.