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The 6yo started drawing a comic strip, with panels, but about a third of the way through started drawing a map instead, so we talked about how the panels of a comic strip move through time, but the parts of a map move through space, and now I'm looking for examples of cartographic storytelling

@ranjit Interesting, it's cartographic but _also_ explicitly chronological; the dotted line is both a geographic path and time's arrow. It's a fanciful version of travel directions in google maps.

@ranjit now imagining google maps inserting little mischievous ghosts and asides to climb trees into your daily commute

@phooky Would something like Where's Waldo illustrations count as cartographic storytelling? They are maybe not on the scale of an entire country, but zoomed out enough to feel cartographic to me and there's usually a story to be had by looking at the interactions between characters.

@phooky Charles Minard's maps of Napoleon's 1812 Russian campaign?

@phooky class room pull-down maps with multiple transparent overlays to show different events? these add a time dimension to the spatial cartographic dimensions.

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