Alizah

(Pronounced A-lee-za)
Why be a writer when you could be human?

"I think, at its best, this sort of reporting shows how journalism and narrative non-fiction can share space with art. Journalism tends to revel in this sense of being involved with people but separated from them by objectivity. We’re supposed to be rational observers of the public and not personally affected. It’s all very high-minded. But I like people, and I love stories. I think there’s something very personal about using someone’s words and likeness to tell their story. It involves a trust and closeness that you don’t get parachuting down for a news story where all you need is a quote or two so you can file by deadline. I think, ideally, comics journalism creates new layers of dialogue and understanding between readers, writers and subjects/sources. I like to think new media is increasingly open to exploring that idea."
                                                                                  The Illustrated Press: Chicago

"I think, at its best, this sort of reporting shows how journalism and narrative non-fiction can share space with art. Journalism tends to revel in this sense of being involved with people but separated from them by objectivity. We’re supposed to be rational observers of the public and not personally affected. It’s all very high-minded. But I like people, and I love stories. I think there’s something very personal about using someone’s words and likeness to tell their story. It involves a trust and closeness that you don’t get parachuting down for a news story where all you need is a quote or two so you can file by deadline. I think, ideally, comics journalism creates new layers of dialogue and understanding between readers, writers and subjects/sources. I like to think new media is increasingly open to exploring that idea."

                                                                                  The Illustrated Press: Chicago

1 year ago