A brilliant team of graphic artist Miguel Guerra, layout artist Suzy Dias, and writer Genevieve Tran have combined to produce what I can describe as a “cartoon version of Debunking Economics”. They plan to produce up to six graphic novels around the theme of “M” (Money, Mayhem–the Financial Crisis–Method, Macro and Micro), to use visual media to take the mickey out of economics for those who don’t want to wade through a 500 page book.
They’re running a Kickstarter campaign now–starting on the 85th anniversary of Black Tuesday 1929.
The product will be brilliant. Miguel’s cartoons are Marvel Comic standard, and the text from gonzo-blogger Genevieve Tran will be sharp and modern. It will put the message that mainstream economics is seriously ill in a form that will get through to a much wider audience than any standard book can reach. And it will be funny and beautiful at the same time.
For your enjoyment, here are some of Miguel’s existing cartoons.
In other news, there are now Chinese, French and Spanish translations of Debunking Economics (the Spanish version will be available in a few weeks). But it’s this fourth translation I’m most looking forward to.