Annual Report in Comics? A Quirky Approach for Data Science is Catching Eyes

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Data scienceData science company, has come up with an open-source tool for data through comic strips.

Hyderabad-based Gramener has come up with an open-source tool to help companies and non-profits breathe life into data through comic strips. One of the methods the company has created to help people tell important stories is an open-source tool built with JavaScript called Comicgen and a simple API. Comics are a signal that the content is simple, interesting, and often funny. That makes them a powerful way of engaging the audience.

Gramener is a design-led data science company that helps solve complex business problems with compelling data stories using insights and a low-code analytics platform. They help enterprises large and small with data insights and storytelling by leveraging AI, ML, Automated Analysis, and Visual Intelligence using modern charts and narratives (NLG). Their low-code platform, Gramex rapidly builds engaging Data & AI solutions across multiple business verticals and use cases. Their products have empowered CXOs, CIOs, Chief Data Officers, Citizen Developers, Business Analysts, and others to save millions of dollars by making an impact on revenue and decision making.


Gramener has come up with an open-source tool for data through comic strips:

Gramener is using the example of cricket to illustrate the possibilities. And it is trying to use the comics format to breathe life into the annual reports of companies, hard-to-recall playbooks for salespeople, health campaigns, or online chemistry lessons. Gramener’s Story Labs unit has created an open-source tool, Comicgen, that will allow anyone to create comic strips on any topic. Story Labs in part an illustrated book, with a cricket comics data story created by the authors, in part a guide for beginners to come to grips with the tools and craft.

Comicgen enables anyone, including non-designers, non-programmers, and non-storytellers to tell stories through comics and create simple comic strips. Comics about monsters, superheroes, and old favorites Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse helped us chill out as children. Spy Vs Spy in MAD magazine kept us in splits, and Dilbert took the edge off Kafkaesque office scenarios. They are also building a library of emoji-based charts which can be connected to data.

Beyond comics, the company has also visualized Trump’s tweets, visualized supply chain analytics, a visual report of World Bank research into Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, and a visual of the grants administered by Bill and Melinda Gates. One of Gramener’s existing FMCG clients wanted an entire sales playbook in comic format. Corporate folks already use memes to convey technical insights. Soon comics will become part of the mainstream.