Smithsonian: Collected Comics from Native New York

Cover and pages from the Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian publication _Telling Stories with Pictures, Collected Comics from Native New York_

Client: ThinkB!G / Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of the American Indian

Skills: Unusual sce­nario problem-solving. Accessibility reme­di­a­tion in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word. Scriptwriting. Client education.

Full Project (PDF): View the entire 28-page, acces­si­ble PDF live on the Smithsonian’s website.

For their Native New York muse­um exhib­it, the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian pro­duced three com­ic or graph­ic nov­el sto­ries, and then com­bined all three with addi­tion­al mate­r­i­al to pubilsh the 28-page pub­li­ca­tion Telling Stories with Pictures: Collected Comics from Native New York.

I was asked to make the pub­li­ca­tion acces­si­ble, and was pro­vid­ed with the orig­i­nal InDesign doc­u­ment and assets to do that. The con­tent of this book pre­sent­ed sev­er­al unique problem-solving oppor­tu­ni­ties, par­tic­u­lar­ly with regard to the com­plex­i­ty of the map on page 3 and the three multi-page com­ic sto­ries, com­bined with the fact that the pub­li­ca­tion had to be 100% self-contained and addi­tion­al pages and files could be uti­lized. Working close­ly with the client, edu­cat­ing them as we went, a unique reme­di­a­tion strat­e­gy was devel­oped, exe­cut­ed, reviewed, and pub­lished to pro­vide these amaz­ing sto­ries and infor­ma­tion to every­one who wants to learn about the his­to­ry of Native Americans in New York State.