Ken Whitaker
Leading Software Maniacs


 

We spoke with Ken Whitaker about his training comic book . "I give leadership training and I have a keynote speech entitled '7 Deadly Habits of Ineffective Software Managers'. This comic represents highlights of that presentation. We hand out the comic as a giveaway to all attendees. It serves as a reminder of the training lessons and acts as a marketing leave behind piece."

Ken explained further, "For the creation, I convert photos into cartoons using ToonIt. I use Photoshop CS4 for raster editing and conversion, then Illustrator CS4 for conversion of the drawing to vector art and touch up, plus the balloons and the text. I integrate all of the art in Adobe InDesign. The people are straight off of www.123rf.com, a royalty-free stock image house."

 

A two page spread from the '7 Deadly Habits of Ineffective Software Managers'.

 

Ken Whitaker's finished panel.

ToonIt's treatment of the source image.

The original stock photograph.

Ken Whitaker's finished panel.

ToonIt's treatment of the source image.

The original stock photograph.


 

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