'Lawyers Turn to Comics for Help With Boring Contracts; Inspired by Calvin & Hobbes and Tintin, some companies are putting their contracts into reader-friendly comic-book form.'

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The Wall Street Journal reports on the experience of a recent Australian hire in Aurecon and her positive experience reading through and signing a comic book employment contract!

The article also touches on the thoughts of Comic Book Contract pioneers Camilla Andersen, Robert De Rooy and Thomas D. Barton. De Rooy, sceptical about conventional wordy contracts, comments upon how 'a lot of the wordage is just gunk.' In fact, de Rooy states that many of his clients report users of his comic book contracts 'experience a lot less misunderstandings or confusion.'

Andersen follows on stating that while Comic Book Contracts 'spark people's imaginations' it does not come without its own difficulties. In some instances, curating the proper visual is a task in itself. Visuals must be designed to promote inclusivity and positive values.

 

Period31 May 2019

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  • Title'Lawyers Turn to Comics for Help With Boring Contracts; Inspired by Calvin & Hobbes and Tintin, some companies are putting their contracts into reader-friendly comic-book form.'
    CountryAustralia
    Date31/05/19
    DescriptionThe Wall Street Journal reports on the experience of a recent Australian hire in Aurecon and her positive experience reading through and signing a comic book employment contract!


    The article also touches on the thoughts of Comic Book Contract pioneers Camilla Andersen, Robert De Rooy and Thomas D. Barton. De Rooy, sceptical about conventional wordy contracts, comments upon how 'a lot of the wordage is just gunk.' In fact, de Rooy states that many of his clients report users of his comic book contracts 'experience a lot less misunderstandings or confusion.'

    Andersen follows on stating that while Comic Book Contracts 'spark people's imaginations' it does not come without its own difficulties. In some instances, curating the proper visual is a task in itself. Visuals must be designed to promote inclusivity and positive values.

    URLhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/if-a-cartoon-lightbulb-explained-your-contract-would-you-read-it-11559317351
    PersonsCamilla Andersen