Radio: An Illustrated Guide


How to tell stories

It’s a small joke, but it works. A graphic artist embedded herself at the legendary radio show This American Life and created a comic book (all pictures) on how to make great narrative radio (no pictures). Well, at least how to make radio like This American Life makes it, which in my opinion is the best radio being made. There’s less on recording techniques and more on how radio narratives work (or don’t). It’s not about news radio, nor talk radio, but story radio. In this respect, this slim, 32-page comic book will help anyone telling stories, and also make you a better radio listener, too.

-- KK 06/12/06