I was fortunate enough to work with Max from 1997-1999 right at the beginning of BBC News Online, one of the hardest and funniest times I’ve had in my life.
He’s still at the BBC commissioning and cultivating interesting new formats for online stuff, but he has another life where he creates some lovely blends of comics illustration and infographics for WW2 magazine.
On his blog he also goes into great depth on the decisions and techniques he employs in the creation of the pieces, for instance, this one.
It’s a fabulous resource for those interested in narrative infographics, not least because Max is completely honest about what he thinks has and hasn’t worked.
He’s both exploring what’s possible with some fantastic work and learning in front of us.