(with thanks to Leon Hewitt): This comic by Understanding Comics author Scott McCloud certainly won’t be for everyone, but it’s great to see comics being used in a way to explain the workings of a new product — in this case, Google’s new web browser, Chrome, a version now available for Windows, with a Mac version coming soon, once Chrome is “faster and more robust.” according to this post on TUAW.
“Chrome” has been released for Windows in beta form in 100 countries according to a post on the official Google blog and its inner workings have been outlined in a 38-page comic book illustrated by Scott McCloud.
“Yes, it’s true,” says Scott in a post about the project on his web site. “I drew a comic for Google explaining the inner workings of their new open source browser Google Chrome.
“It was designed as a printed comic for journalists and bloggers. Lots of people have had fun scanning those advance printed copies and posting them however, which is fine with Google (and me) since it’s published under the creative commons license.”
A web friendly version of the strip has been posted here. “We’ll put something even better together soon,” says Scott.
Chrome is an open source projects using components from Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox, among others and Google are making all of the code for the new browser open source as well. “We hope to collaborate with the entire community to help drive the web forward,” a company spokesperson said.
But never mind the comic, or the browser. Is the food at Google as good as they say?
“Better,” claims Scott.