BAM! POW! WOWEE! It’s TEDxRíodelaPlata’s comic book event program!

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Moments from TEDxRíodelaPlata’s 2015 comic book program (Photo: TEDxRíodelaPlata)

If you were one of the lucky thousands(!) to attend TEDxRíodelaPlata in Buenos Aires this year, you were treated to a program that would make Batman jealous. “For TEDxRíodelaPlata 2015, we decided to include an original comic in the printed program of the event,” says organizer Gerry Garbulsky. “The characters in the comic are the speakers of the event, complete with their personalities and ideas. We printed 10,000 copies of the program for everyone at the event and had an electric version available for everyone watching online.”

A scene from TEDxRíodelaPlata's 2015 comic book (Photo: TEDxRíodelaPlata)

A scene from TEDxRíodelaPlata’s 2015 comic book (Photo: TEDxRíodelaPlata)

The comic, Las Aventuras de Anna y la Estatua Voladora or The Adventures of Anna and the Flying Statue, depicts the the story of Anna, a girl who awakes one morning with a powerful idea that none of her friends or family seem to understand. Anna debates what to do with her idea and, during her brainstorm, runs into a statue of Aristarchus, which magically comes to life and takes her on a wild (flying) tour of Buenos Aires. On their trip, Anna meets many TEDxRíodelaPlata speakers, ready to help her make sense of her idea.

A scene from TEDxRíodelaPlata's 2015 comic book (Photo: TEDxRíodelaPlata)

A scene from TEDxRíodelaPlata’s 2015 comic book (Photo: TEDxRíodelaPlata)

The comic, written by TEDxRíodelaPlata’s Hernan Casciari and illustrated by Argentine graphic novelist Max Aguirre (of the Alina y Aroldo series), shared Anna’s story in vivid color and thrilling dialogue and worked to set up the theme for the day. But the fun didn’t stop there. The TEDxRíodelaPlata design team, led by Hernán Berdichevsky, worked to create 3D illustrations of speakers for the program pages, and every attendee was given 3D glasses in order to watch the speakers pop from the page. worked with Aguirre and their design team to create 3D illustrations of speakers for the program pages, and every attendee was given 3D glasses in order to watch the speakers pop from the page.

TEDxRíodelaPlata attendees wearing 3D glasses for the event's 3D art. (Photo: TEDxRíodelaPlata)

TEDxRíodelaPlata attendees wearing 3D glasses for the event’s 3D art. (Photo: TEDxRíodelaPlata)

Read the TEDxRíodelaPlata comic in Spanish, and learn more about this amazing team and event at http://www.tedxriodelaplata.org.

3 Comments

  1. Alex

    I was lucky enough to be there! The comic is awesome!

  2. Joe McCarthy

    Is there a way of printing the TEDxRiodelaPlata program out?

  3. Hi Joe,
    you can download and print the pdf version of the program book here:
    https://goo.gl/VwTmNo.
    Enjoy!!
    Best,
    Gerry
    TEDxRíodelaPlata

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