I was going over WordPress.com and stumbled upon a neat webcomic on how to use semicolons. The semicolon is often a confusing punctuation mark that most people learning English writing fail to grasp. Indeed, making a graphic lesson on semicolon-use instills deeper understanding and retention. I’m a fan of the use of graphics and imagery in teaching; it’s a great enhancer for learning.
In case you didn’t know, a webcomic is … obviously, a website with comics as its main content. These are usually created by independent and self-publishing comic illustrators. There is a lot of variety in webcomics, instead of the traditional funny strips with one-liner punchlines. They can be avante garde, graphic novels, lite comics, and in the case of the following strip from The Oatmeal, educational.
Click How to use a semicolon – The Oatmeal to view the comic strip on semicolon-use.