Ten simple rules for drawing scientific comics

PLOS Comp. Biol. No doubt, science communication is a struggle for many scientists and science institutions. There is an increasing need to improve public science understanding and/or engagement. Good science communication is crucial to help recruit next generation scientist, highlight science’s role and impact in day-to-day life, and even help with dissemination of findings among the science community itself. According to McDermott et al., science-based comics, with the help of social media, could be a great asset in this task. In this unusual and refreshing publication they explain their decalogue with the “do’s and don’ts” for designing useful (and funny!) scientific comics. (Summary by Isabel Mendoza) PLOS Comp. Biol. 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005845