Task two involved creating comic books for children aged 8-12 creating a basic concept issue with an augmented reality cover and then try to sell the concept to various retailers and magazine specialists.
It was still boys versus girls this task and, once again, none of the girls apart from Khadiaja were keen to put their name forward, so when she threw her name into the ring they all decided that she was the one. Lol.
With the boys Frank and David both put their name forward on the grounds that they were both very creative. Despite the fact that David writes fiction as a hobby Frank was chosen as project manager for the task and might have been a better fit but the majority rules in this situation.
The girls (well Khadija mostly. with the other girls not managing to get a word in edgeways which is saying something with these women) decided on an educational comic with a gender neutral character who visited place and learn things about the said place in each issue.
The boys went with the adventures of a young boy in space which they thought would be exactly what kids of that age would read, which to be honest was the exactly the sort of thing that I did read at that age, Eagle & Tiger if you are interested, which I am sure you are not.
David was given the job of leading the sub team to come up with the story but was not give that much of brief by Frank and even with his experience of writing fiction wasn’t able to come up with a more interesting idea than a boy who is transported into space through his telescope and had a very brief adventure.
To be honest the girl’s idea wasn’t exactly original either but with its educational bent was a little bit more worthy than the boy’s efforts and could at least make out that they were tying to better young minds with their comic.
When it came to the augmented reality thing for the front cover the girls really went for it and did a whole song and dance routine with their character. The boy’s character just swayed to side and side, but not at the same time as when was talking, as it is difficult to do more than one thing at the same time, especially if you are a bloke.
At least the artwork for the books were half decent as they actually used professionals for that, which was a good thing as I dread to think what it would have looked like if they can done the story and the artwork, given that the stories were not up to much in the first place.
When it was time to pitch their wares the boys didn’t manage to generate much interest in their comic but it didn’t help that David went into the pitch stating what they hadn’t done but then again it was a shit product so I am not sure that what he said was that damaging in general when the product was so bad.
When it came down to the orders the boys did really badly and hardly got any orders, unsurprisingly, and the girls (thanks to Jackie) got a massive order of 10,000 and so won the task quite comfortably.
Frank bought David back to the boardroom for not being inventive enough and also for slagging off the product in the pitches and also Kurran for not being able to talk and move at the same time and basically making a pig’s ear of the augmented reality cover for the boys.
Basically Kurran has done very little and it would have been very easy to fire him for this task but when David started saying about what the product did not have to the pitched that was more than likely why they ultimately failed the task coupled with the fact that the product was shite and not worth ordering.
So therefore David was the person fired even though he could just have easily Frank for being a poor project manager and Kurran for being as wooden as a bookcase and not engaging people through the augmented reality.