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I've also had a look at different comics and infographs on the internet. One of my personal favourites, The Oatmeal, features a few comics aimed towards teaching the reader something while keeping it simple and entertaining. For example, The Oatmeal's "Why the Mantis Shrimp Is My New Favourite Animal" presents information about the creature that people may have not known about before. This comic stands out to me because first it introduces information about ourselves (in this case, why we see colour) then it expands on this information.
By relating the comic to the viewers first, it allows us to gain perspective and already have some sort of understanding about where the information is going. Most often people are interested in things they can relate to, such as our eyesight and why we see colour. The style of the comic is simple and the information is short and sweet. There is no complex terms or information, making both the text and the pictures easy to understand for everyone. While it is not overly serious, it is also not childish enough to repel adults...the drawings and characters are relatively basic and likable.
Other media such as TV also feature examples of how to engage a wide audience. For example, Mythbusters is a TV show that is somewhat silly but also asks questions and uses science to answer them. They often feature goofy sketches but they also explain the science behind their experiments. They also sometimes feature diagrams/animations to further explain their experiments and the outcomes. Since the myths tested are often popular beliefs/myths, suggested by viewers, or are experiences that many people have it seems to appeal to almost everyone. This is proven since it's one of Discovery Channel's oldest TV shows and also one of its most popular.
In conclusion, I hope to focus on a mass audience for my animation. Although I hope to make my animation character/story driven, I think i can appeal to a wide audience due to the type of information that is going to be presented. By introducing the topic of antibiotic resistance in a new, artistic way I hope to engage people that may not otherwise be worried or interested in such a topic. By using my art direction, I hope to draw people in due to its charm and uniqueness (hopefully!). Through the imagery and by breaking down the information, I hope that younger people can understand it even without prior knowledge while elderly people who may not be up to date with modern medicine can follow along too. By doing this, I hope people will become more interested both in my animation and in my scenario when they learn how it might impact their lives if it hasn't already.