Columbia University awarded a doctorate in education to Nick Sousanis for Unflattening, a graphic novel about the relationship between words and pictures in literature.
"The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked, equal partners in meaning-making? Written and drawn entirely as comics, Unflattening is an experiment in visual thinking. Nick Sousanis defies conventional forms of scholarly discourse to offer readers both a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge."
Behind the scenes look: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/9/4/000234/000234.html
video lecture: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/sousanis-unflattening.html