When looking for a reading that would add humor to your daily routine, comic magazines or even just comic strips are always present in the list. Anyone who would land on one of these materials would definitely end up getting a good laugh while learning something new. Just by thinking about the stories shared by Garfield, Popeye, Dennis the Menace, and more, you can already realize the appreciation that many are giving to the comics.
So if you were asked at this moment, do you have a particular favorite when it comes to comics? Or are you the type of person who goes out and gets a copy of it to keep as part of their collection? This is not impossible, since comic magazines and strips have just made their mark on people and even on businesses.
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Let’s take the printing industry as an example, who would have thought that comic works about brochures would actually be made? But if you think about it, there really are moments when brochures just make you react in a different way. Like those shared in these ten creative and hilarious comic strips:
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When you are all decided on what to buy or what to try, a brochure might be handed to you and things would suddenly change. It’s like one of those “wait a minute” moments where you find that you are convinced on what the brochure has to say. Like the one showed in this comic example.
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The business world is not an easy place to be, just like what the second strip is showing. When it comes to product promotions, something that’s trusted and popular must be used like brochures. But isn’t it odd that brochures are having so many different pages now? An 8-page brochure, is that creativity or just a plain move for generous advertisement?
Here’s a funny thing about brochures, especially those made with fully customized folding. You will never know or at least you’ll have a hard time figuring out how to fix it after opening. This is a common problem that poor printing companies should work on as soon as possible!
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We all know it can be tough to sell a travel package, so some agencies prefer using brochures to clearly explain their offers. However, this can be time consuming, so imagine how the agent would feel when a customer says he’ll go for other offers after the discussion. That’s frustrating, isn’t it?
Have you ever been given a brochure that showed you misleading information? With this example, you might feel a little annoyed on how that rate looked like a 2% but ended up at 7%. That is pretty much a detail that needs thorough proofreading.
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When something odd or surreal happens, you can’t help but think that it’s because you or the situation might come out on an advertisement. Just as it was shown in this comic strip, you might have been in a similar situation when you wondered if there were cameras taking a shot of you.
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Did you ever wonder how come places and buildings are so beautiful on brochures, but won’t look the same once your there? Of course you can blame on the photo edits and other details, but try to point the problem out sometimes too. This can save you from being disappointed like that tomb out there.
Here’s another example of missing out some important details on brochures. Why won’t businesses just say everything about their offer, right? This can avoid arguments between the customer and the company. Look at those poor polar bears that need to rush out before that ship hits their spot.
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Now this is a classic example of a really poor brochure. It shouldn’t take long for people to understand it, so why make things complicated? Always proofread your work and avoid making your client look too old in trying to get the message that your brochure is saying.
Image Source: http://www.36point.com/archives/2009/08/112.html
This last example is about a designer losing credit for his brochure work. Well, that’s something to be pretty angry about. So why not try leaving your signature or fingerprint on your project next time? Then, you’ll know it’s yours, no matter what.
There you have it! Ten impressive and entertaining cartoons on how brochures tend to mingle with our lives. So next time you get a copy, take time to look at what it has to say and figure out if the item is true to what it says or if there something wrong about it. Who knows, we might spot another brochure comic strip soon on how it was improved just to satisfy people.