Comics for Laypeople Interested in Plastination

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Beom Sun Chung; Hong-Jin Sui; Min Suk Chung


Exhibitions of plastinated specimens are popular around the world, but most people are not aware of the basics of plastination process because they are not interested in reading the related writings. Comics are an attractive medium and could solve this problem. The objective of this study was to enhance public comprehension of plastination using comics. Three topics were selected for the comics: the traditional ways to preserve dissected cadaver specimens, the plastination technique used to resolve the problems of the traditional ways, and the public display of the plastinated specimens. The 67 comic frames were drawn in simple style. The comics were available online ( free of charge. The original files of the comics will be provided to those who utilize the files for making the signs or leaflets for exhibitions. The comics in this study, whether online or not, are expected to help people recognize the value of plastination; the comics’ quantity and quality will be upgraded in a variety of ways.

KEY WORDS: Cartoons; Anatomic models; Museums; Nonprofessional education.

How to cite this article

CHUNG, B. S.; SUI, H. J. & CHUNG, M. S. Comics for Laypeople Interested in Plastination. Int. J. Morphol., 34(3):1105-1108, 2016.