Laughing is good for you. Everybody knows that. But comic writing does more than make us laugh. It possesses the ability to lower our barriers – to ‘break the ice’, so to speak. For reluctant readers, this is key. Their apathy and trepidation towards reading can be dispelled by the ease and informality of comic fiction, making them feel comfortable and reinforcing the idea that reading can be a pain-free experience – even a fun one!