Comic Books

Entertaining & Visually Inviting Biographies

Our custom-crafted comic books are effective because many people are visual thinkers. The images we create for comic books range from digital graphics to pencil drawings to richly colored cartoons. Our comic books often feature multiple visual approaches, which increase the resonance of the story for the reader.

Our comic books are short, go deep fast, and deliver insights for a variety of audiences in many formats. Readers who use iPhones and Androids love comic books because they can easily scroll and quickly capture the story’s essence and main ideas. Event planners love the printed booklet and framed print versions because they are a wonderful honoree gift and audience take-away. Clients also tell us they appreciate the option of collecting and displaying these works of art.

Our comic books are a fun alternative to other storytelling approaches. After we develop your custom comic book, we can produce it in the three synergistic formats below.

Booklet

The booklet format looks like a comic book or pamphlet. Clients use these booklets as event handouts, presentation leave-behinds, and other creative ways. Rolled up and tied with a ribbon or ring, these booklets add color, look festive, and tell an engaging story.

E-booklet

In the e-booklet format, Braun Ink storyboards can be posted on websites, distributed through social media, and viewed again and again on computers, tablets, and phones.

Framed Print

Our designers create framed prints by putting together the panels from a storyboard into a visually engaging poster format. We often create extra-large framed prints for the purpose of honoring someone. We also produce smaller versions in simple frames that can be purchased and collected like magazine covers and other print series.

Using Comic Books in the Classroom

When using a comic book, business educators have the opportunity to develop these business competencies in students. Such competencies are in high demand in the business workplace.

Ask students to:

  • SUMMARIZE and SYNTHESIZE the actions, images, people, and topics.
  • DEVELOP ARGUMENTS about and CRITICALLY APPRAISE key actions and decisions made by executives.
  • OFFER SUPPORT for their arguments using text and facts.
  • REFLECT ON how the comic book characters’ views and actions compare and contrast to their own.
  • SHOW CURIOSITY about business leaders through asking questions of the main subject/CEO, if the LIVE VIDEO VISIT option is chosen by educators.

Using CEO Memoirs & Biographies in the Classroom

Memoirs and biographies combine the case method with more immersive and experiential learning because readers are immersed in the story and narrative. Narratives are arguably the most effective way to teach and learn in general. Studies have shown that students consistently recall information tied to storytelling better than material presented without storytelling. Organizational psychologists have found that learning from a well-told story is remembered “far longer” than learning derived from facts and figures and that facts are 20 times more likely to be remembered if they’re part of a story.

Braun Collection books and comic books enable business educators to use narrative to enhance the learning experience of their students. Further, it seems that people who read narratives that “oscillate” (i.e., the narratives do not offer a story of clear ascent or descent but rather a story of oscillating successes and failures) have better resilience later in their own lives and careers when making their own decisions. This is because they have reference points (the prior narratives) that consist of patterns of oscillation as opposed to clear-cut ascent or descent2. As we know in real life, decisions rarely involve clear-cut ascent or descent situations. Braun Collection materials do  show neither deeply flawed heroes nor perfect decision makers, rather people who deal with the ups and downs of the issues and
opportunities in their lives and careers.

When using a True Business Adventure Tale (CEO memoir or biography), business educators have the opportunity to develop these business competencies in students. Such competencies are in high demand in the business workplace.

Ask students to:

  • SUMMARIZE the actions, people, and topics and SYNTHESIZE all the information into the theme of the book. Synthesizing key topics and themes is important in business.
  • DEVELOP ARGUMENTS about and CRITICALLY APPRAISE key actions and decisions made by executives. Being able to develop and appraise various actions is important in business.
  • OFFER SUPPORT for their arguments using text and facts as opposed to pure opinion and conjecture. Knowing how to offer factual, even if not scientific, evidence is important in business.
  • REFLECT ON how the subjects and authors views and actions compare and contrast to their own. A level of appropriate reflection is shown to build a level of warmth and relationships that matter for business.
  • SHOW CURIOSITY about business leaders through asking questions of the authors, if the LIVE VIDEO VISIT option is chosen by educators. Asking good questions is a vital business skill.