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Financial Comic Book

How might we promote financial literacy throughout a comic book?

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Who does this idea benefit, who are the main players and what's in it for them?

Mostly, children, teenagers who are interested in comic books and its storytelling format.

How is your idea specifically using the power of communities to improve financial opportunities and resources?

A comic book can be used in schools by teachers for a playful teaching method, read by children by themselves, be adapted to digital channels.

What early, lightweight experiment can you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Maybe sketching some possible scenarios for how a comic book can work for financial literacy.

What skills, input or guidance might you be seeking from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?

Book design, graphic design, education, storytelling, writing, etc

This idea emerged from:

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While watching to a video presentation about creative ledership, I got to know about the idea of the comic book Yes is More, which approaches challenges regarding architect and urbanism on a playful and simple language. It was written by Bjarke Ingels, who founded the Copenhagen based company BIG.

Through a comic book, he exposes concepts, ideas and methods he propose to solve many of the urban challenges. Why not apply a similar concept for financial literacy?

Along this challenge, some ideas on the same line were posted. One that fits pretty well to a comic book is the Napkin Finance- everything you want to know about money in 30 seconds or less, approaching financial topics by a fun guide.

Another idea that fits well to Yes is More is Customized Illustrated Financial Education Books for Children.

What cases could we narrate through a financial comic book?

What about create a persona and his/her saga with finances?

What else could be considered?


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Photo of Shane Zhao

Glad to see Yes is More be brought into the conversation Andre! I own a copy myself and am definitely a fan of of the playful and simple language. In addition to Napkin Finance, also check out Heidi's Customized Illustrated Financial Education Book idea

Photo of André Fernandes

Thanks for the feedback Shane! Already added to the post and to the inspiring ideas Heidi's idea