Law Comics is a new webcomic series created by Julia Powles and illustrated by Ilias Kyriazis. As described by Powles in this wired.co.uk article, it’s “a project steered by non-boring lawyers to render iconic legal cases in full-colour glory, accompanied by short, authoritative, whimsical texts. The aim is to animate the magnificent stories of law to engage and empower the curious public.”
The first issue of Law Comics, Alice in Patent Land, is about patentable subject matter, which is an issue near and dear to me. I approve of Powles’s explanation of the topic and the recent Supreme Court case of Alice v. CLS Bank. Being so close to the issue it’s a little hard for me to say how approachable the comic makes it to those who aren’t, but I think it does a good job. And certainly I approve of using the medium of comics to discuss the law. I look forward to the next issue.
(As far as I can tell Law Comics doesn’t have its own site yet, but the comic is available at the wired.co.uk article and the Alice in Patent Land link to Patently-O.)