Ever wonder what would happen if, one evening, Explanatory Journalism met Comic Book, and they kinda hit it off, and one thing led to another, and…?

Well: this. Voice of San Diego’s cheeky-meets-geeky (both in a good way) graphic explainer. This one, detailing the dealings of San Diego condo schemer Jim McConville.

[h/t Jay Rosen and VoSD’s Emily Alpert]

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.