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Webster Communications Alum's Bold New Publication

Alive magazine features Webster University School of Communications alumna Erin Polgreen‘s innovative new comic publication, Symbolia.

"Designed specifically for the iPad, Symbolia uses strip-style comics, but also incorporates artwork, watercolor style and digital illustrations supplemented by sound effects, animations and interactive components," the article reports.

"The tablet offers a great opportunity to do more with audio and video," Polgreen says. "I like to think of it as building worlds for people to live in."

Also in the article, Webster animation professor Chris Sagovac points out that illustrated journalism has roots dating back to the first editorial cartoons, and today translates to comics and graphic novels.

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