The Educational Comic Book Series is an engaging classroom resource for social studies and economics teachers. The series includes a print rum of 300,000+ for three publications, with more in production for 2019 and 2020.

Panels from The Story of Monetary Policy, Art and Story by Tom Bayne and Paul Noth, Created by Jenn Kahn

Vibe

Neurotic Alien + Girl Boss + Lizard = Economics in Space!

Stats

  • 100,000+ distributed nation wide
  • 24 page four-color press bound booklet
  • In-house development w/Artists, Educators, Economists
  • Student Audience (middle/high school and early college)
  • Lesson plans include activities and worksheet

Background

The educational comic book series has been published since 1959. Relaunched in 2017, the modern spin features three intrepid characters as they travel the universe and teach others about economic and financial literacy.

Created for students at the middle school, high school, and introductory college levels, the series helps stimulate curiosity and raise their awareness of careers in economics and finance. In addition, lesson plans created for each comic book meet national and state standards for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Press

“The latest Fed comics suggest that with education and imagination — along with sound monetary policy — gloriously varied societies can flourish in an infinite rainbow of colors.”

Sommers, Jeff. “Splat! Blam! It’s the Federal Reserve to the Rescue.” New York Times 24 April 2019: B5. Print.

“It [takes] a motley crew of economists and educators, illustrators, and printers. It’s just so many different types of people from so many different types of backgrounds” said Kahn.

Hollenhorst, Maria. “Why the Federal Reserve makes comic books.” NPR Marketplace 21 May 2019: Radio.

MP3 | Marketplace “Why the Federal Reserve makes comic books”

The Story of Monetary Policy

The Story of Monetary Policy illustrates the importance of monetary policy and the Federal Reserve’s key responsibilities through a tour of planets that need guidance in stabilizing prices, increasing employment, and developing a healthy economy.
Panel from The Story of Monetary Policy

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The Story of the Federal Reserve System

The Story of Monetary Policy explains the Federal Reserve’s structure and key responsibilities through the story of the citizens on Planet Novus as they work to develop their own stable economy.
Panel from The Story of Monetary Policy
Panel from The Story of Monetary Policy

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Once Upon a Dime

Once Upon A Dime tells the story of the growing economy on Planet Novus and focuses on the concepts of barter, currency, and banking.

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