Smithsonian’s “The Secret in the Cellar”

Robot6 at Comic Book Resources pointed to The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s Flash-based comic “The Secret in the Cellar.” It’s maybe not the greatest — the art is sort of generic and the interface isn’t the best — but it’s still sort of fun and give a good glimpse into the archeological process behind the discovery of such things. And honestly, it fulfilled its purpose — it made me want to go see the exhibit, which I may not have been that interested in otherwise.

I would love to see more comics like this from the Smithsonian museums. It feels like a good way to reach an audience they may not otherwise. It’s a good use of new media.

Image taken from “The Secret in the Cellar”

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