In the final issue of Alan Moore's groundbreaking comic Promethea, he includes the following text:
Pentagon studies in the 1980s demonstrated that comic strip narrative is still the best way of conveying understandable and retainable information. Words being the currency of our verbal "left" brain, and images that of our pre-verbal "right" brain, perhaps comic strip reading prompts both halves to work in unison?
I can't find that Pentagon study on the internet (and if you can, please let me know), but I'm enchanted with the idea. And this is just a preface for this animated augmentation of a talk academic David Harvey gave on the flaws of capitalism and the recent economic meltdown. Not only is the lecture interesting, but the drawings bring his words to life in a vivid way.