Visual Storytelling, Visual Communication

2018–2019 Dean’s Lecture in the Humanities
Photo by Scott McCloudPhoto by Scott McCloud

We rely on our eyes like never before: to navigate not only the physical world, but also the narrative and information landscapes we increasingly inhabit.

In a fast-moving cascade of images and ideas, the author and cartoonist Scott McCloud shares why there are no neutral visual decisions, why all pictures are words, and why an era of misinformation calls for a new approach to visual education.

Free and open to the public.


  • Scott McCloud, cartoonist and comics theorist
  • Discussant: Shigehisa Kuriyama, faculty director of the humanities program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences