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Comic (Hackers and Hacking)

The comic as a way to explain complex concepts to anyone

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Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)

The proposal is based on using the comic resource as a whole of humor to present concepts that are simple, easy to understand and clear to any type of reader. Generally these types of graphics are perfect for newspapers or publishers. The proposal presented are sketches in sequence of a story. It narrates the vulnerability of bank accounts and valuable information at the moment a hacker accesses resources that are public in the user's social networks or in other hacked databases. The value that this graphic proposal is to use humor and comic to expose complex concepts such as cybersecurity. The proposal is simple at the graphic level, however it can be refined and taken to a more finished digital art, be it vector (like the reference image) or in bitmap.

What have you learned through this sketching process? (1,000 characters)

I used to see hackers as people with hoods, however through this contest I have better understood the different motivations of hackers and their purposes.

Tell us more about you. (1,000 characters)

I am a graphic designer and freelance digital illustrator. I love to tell stories through illustrations.

Why are you participating in this Challenge? (750 characters)

I love challenges. Each project has its intellectual difficulties and the cybersecurity issue is overwhelming. All people at this time should have basic knowledge of this topic. As an illustrator I feel able to help expose complex concepts in a simple and fun way for the general public.


What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?

  • I have never worked in cybersecurity before but am excited to learn more and get involved.

What best describes you?

  • I’m a professional visual creator freelancer.

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • Someone in my network (word of mouth)

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Location: Country

  • Spain


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I agree that comics are a great way to explain concepts to people in a fun yet informative way. Nice submission.

As a fellow entrant, I invite you to visit my submission and let me know how you think it could be improved..

Best of luck.

John Messing

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