Long form comics are different from strips. If a cartoonist wants their readers to stick with a 60-page story about their Moroccan grandmotherâ€™s struggle with Diabetes, they need that reader to lose themselves in the story. That means keeping readersâ€™ eyes on the page. Every time a reader looks away to navigate, theyâ€™re leaving the world of the story, and returning to the world of scrollbars and links.
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