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Today on “beautiful public data”: Government Comic Books!

Today’s issue of “beautiful public data” takes a deep dive into Government Comic Books! The post explains the history of comic books since the 1950s.

BPD government comics

Today’s post references an interesting book called “Government Issue: Comics for the People 1940s-2000s.” by Richard Graham. Graham, a professor of libraries at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln has been collecting these unique comics since childhood.

I also highly recommend subscribing to the Beautiful Public Data newsletter written by Jon Keegan. Keegan is an investigative data journalist who writes for The Markup and other outfits. The BPD tagline is “A curated selection of visually interesting datasets collected by local, state and federal government agencies.” And that’s just what he does. Go check it out if you haven’t subscribed yet.

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