I was recently contacted by Corey Michael Blake (President of Writers of the Round Table) about a series of comics his company is publishing.
Collected under the new imprint SmarterComics, they’re mostly self help and business related publications. The promotion for these comics is definitely something different, with claims like “Guaranteed to make you smarter in 14 days, or your money back.”
Now, this is something that up until this point, I’d never considered purchasing myself.
However, as a fan of the sequential medium, the idea seems to work well – such topics could benefit from fun and easy to read introductions (or, if the kind of self help book I hate, could benefit from being trimmed down from a drawn out idea designed to make a full book out of a simple concept.)
I hadn’t read any of the original books these comics were based on, so I told him to send them on over. They came in today.
I was originally going to do a round up look on this relatively small sub-genre of comics. After flipping through the first one in the stack, I’ve decided they deserve a little more attention.
So I’ll be reviewing a few of them individually, mixed in with our other ongoing reviews.
In a way, I’m thankful – I come from a fine arts/academia background and could probably use some advice from the business world. Hopefully these books are as good as they claim!