- December 06, 2016
- September 29, 2016
A relationship and a marriage are all about narratives. When you announce your engagement, everyone wants to know two things: they want to know how you met, and how the proposal happened. Having a great story is a great conversation piece at a party or story to tell at your wedding. When you reach your first anniversary, you can revisit the story. In many ways, the marriage proposal sets the stage for the rest of the engagement and the marriage. There’s also a lot of stress around a proposal. You want your significant other to say yes (obviously), but you also want them to have something they can remember. Marriage proposal ideas range from simple and understated to elaborate. Picking the right method reflects that you know your partner well and know what makes that person happy. For a comic book lover, a custom comic book makes a lot of sense.
Commission a Custom Comic Book
As stated earlier, a relationship is a kind of narrative. It begins with how you met your partner and follows a lot of narrative structure from there. That is why relationships form such great foundations for comic books. Your comic book marriage proposal can follow any number of structures. Some people like to commission a custom comic book that transforms them and their partners into superheroes. If your partner is a big lover of a certain hero, it could be a great marriage proposal idea to turn them into a character similar to the one they love. For example, if your partner is a lover of Spider-Man, you could turn him or her into a webslinging hero that saves the day. Alternately, some like to commission custom comic books that track their relationships.
A Marriage Proposal That Tells Your Story
Since a relationship does follow a narrative arc, you can create a custom comic book that follows from when you met your partner all the way up to the wedding day. It can even delve into the marriage you hope to have. Many people like to blend the two types of stories, superhero and relationship story, into a kind of heroic re-telling of the past. An IT specialist might reimagine herself as a heroine from The Matrix, or a dentist might commission a story fighting against an army of evil cavities. The possibilities for your marriage proposal comic book are endless. If you can imagine it, a storyteller can create it.
Marriage Proposal Comic Book as a Wedding Gift
You might be interested in involving your wedding guests in your comic book marriage proposal idea. Your friends and family are part of your story, too. Some people like to commission multiple copies of their comic books to give out to groomsmen and bridesmaids. Others like to scan and display the pages of the comic books as a slideshow at their wedding reception.
Comic Books For Marriage Proposals and Much More
Custom comic books make great marriage proposal ideas. At Your Comic Story, we have created comic books for wedding anniversaries, birthdays, and much more. She didn’t commission it, but we even made a birthday poster for Queen Elizabeth. Marketing executives have seen the value in marketing their products in custom comic books as well. We don’t stop there, though. We create comic books and posters for anyone who wants to turn their loved ones into superheroes. They’re heroes in your life; now, they can be heroes on the page.
- August 25, 2016
Superheroes have been popular ever since 1939 when Superman debuted in Action Comics #1 and Batman took his first case in Detective Comics #27. However, they’ve never been more popular than they are right now. Every time Captain America steps on the screen, Marvel Comics makes about a billion dollars. Each summer features more spandex-clad heroes punching villains and flying through the air. Obviously, something about superheroes and comic books have captured the popular imagination. That’s not only an opportunity for Marvel Comics and DC Comics to make obnoxious piles of cash. You could be marketing your business in the same way.
Custom comic books have become popular along with the rise of comic book company properties. Many forward-thinking companies are starting to advertise their new products and services with short comic books. These personalized promotional items are typically two to four page stories that feature a humorous story centered on a business or a product. For example, if you’re looking to bring media and customer attention to your running shoe company, you could create a short comic book in which your shoes grant superspeed to the wearers.
Comic Books as Promotional Items
Because of their ability to tell stories with images, comics make great promotional tools. If you don’t have much artistic talent or just don’t have the time to write and draw your own books, you could work with professionals. The artists at a company like Your Comic Story are experienced in creating custom comic books as marketing tools. They’re artists in the industry who understand the things that make great comic books work. Superheroes have a kind of larger-than-life humanity that puts butts in movie theaters and exciting stories that keep them glued.
When you work with the professional creators, they’ll help you tell the story of your company or product. You can then have images to coincide with a compelling story. Every advertising and marketing expert will tell you that setting themselves apart is one of the biggest challenges of marketing. You have to find some way to create a promotional tool that won’t get lost in a pile of fliers, business cards, and junk emails. Most of them go straight into the trash — the real trash or the e-trash. Well, your potential clients and customers are going to want to hang onto a colorful, expertly written comic book. Even if they’re not interested in what you’re selling, they’ll hang onto it. When they find themselves in need of the services you provide, they’ll remember the company that gave them the funny, creative, and one of a kind marketing tool.
Posters as Promotional Items
Sometimes, you want to hand your clients something simple that will capture the spirit of your business. A superhero-themed poster can do all the work of an informative flier, but since it’s a colorful item, they’re more likely to hold onto them. Posters are popular advertising tools for industry conventions; pretty much everybody at those conventions hands you an armful of promotional material. Your potential clients will be much more likely to hold onto the one that makes them laugh or the one that catches the eye.
As a business manager, you have to find new and creative ways to put your services in front of customers. They’re constantly inundated with promotional emails, fliers, business cards, and online ads. With a custom comic book or superhero poster, you can leap your competition in a single bound.
- June 19, 2016
Looking for some great Father’s Day gift ideas this year? Here’s a simple guide you can use, no matter what your budget is!
Pamper Daddy – The sweetest way to celebrate Father’s day with your Dad or your child’s Daddy. All you need to do is pamper him silly. There are lots of cool ways of showing your appreciation- breakfast in bed, a hand made card or a massage session. It is really your call, because you know Daddy the best.
Plan an Activity – This is the simplest and the cutest of the lot. Plan something cool for your Dad. You can play a bunch of games in the living room or in the backyard, depending on the weather. You could even have a treasure hunt for Dad, and let him discover a gift at the end.
Father’s Day Out – Taking him out does not mean simply going to a restaurant and back. You could take him to a game, to a bowling alley, or to the mall to buy him some fishing gear. You could finish the trip with a lovely meal out.
Shopping Spree – Take him on a shopping spree. It might not be very interesting for you, but a trip to Home Depot or Lowe’s might be worth more than you think! You might need lots of patience, but remember, Father’s Day comes only once a year!
Share and Make Memories – If you want a relaxing, stay-at-home sort of a day for Dad, you can always look through old pictures. Lovely memories always bring a smile! You can even make a video of you wishing Daddy on Father’s Day. What about starting a family tradition- of getting a picture of Daddy and you (and the rest of the family), EACH year, on Father’s Day? It’ll become quite a collection over the years, which you can frame later.
Get Him a Great Gift – The key is to know what he’d want and then to make it (think DIY projects) or order it in time for Father’s Day. There is a range of things to choose from, depending on his personality, likes and dislikes. It could be a classy neck tie, elegant cufflinks, a dandy watch, a cell phone, a personalized towel set, a massager, a custom comic book or even a gym membership (you had better be REALLY sure about this one!).
With lots of Father’s Day gift ideas, all you now need to do is plan. Happy celebrating!
We hope this blog post gave you some great ideas. You might want to take a look at our blog post about Mother’s Day gift ideas or how to turn your loved ones into superheroes.
- May 30, 2016
So we’ve got Memorial Day and the long weekend coming up. Don’t quite know what to do? Here are some ideas, besides the regular shopping, relaxing and traveling.
Go to the parade – Many towns have a Memorial Day parade. Go attend one and cheer the guys. Show your support and your patriotism. It is important to take the kids along, so that they learn to value the sacrifice of the brave soldiers who laid down their lives for the future generations.
Show some love – If you know a military family or a veteran, this is the time of the year to actually show them some love. Take a bunch of flowers when you drop in to say a quick hello or simply let the flowers do the talking. It’s a great way to show your appreciation and, if you don’t know them too well, a great ice-breaking idea as well.
Contribute to a good cause – You can choose this day to contribute to a good cause. Look for the local fund raisers that work for widows of fallen soldiers and orphans. You could even donate for the betterment of disabled veterans. Better still, spend some time hanging out with them.
Observe the National Moment of Remembrance – You don’t need to do anything special to observe the National Moment of remembrance. All you need to do is precisely at 3 p.m., drop whatever you are doing and dedicate one minute out of your day to pay a heartfelt tribute to all soldiers.
Start a family tradition – This Memorial Day, you could start a new family tradition. Some families go to the cemetery and pay their respects by laying flowers at the graves of soldiers. Yet others leave coins, to contribute to the upkeep of the graves. Many others make it a point to watch the Memorial Day Concert. Sit together, select a tradition and then follow it through the years. It’ll be a great way for the family to bond as well.
Paint the town red and blue – Go patriotic in red and blue. You could hoist the American flag at half- staff until midday. If you are having a party, you can use the same color theme. You can also put up buntings, garden flags and wreaths. Let the kids have fun with some face painting activities.
No matter what you do, don’t forget to think of the brave souls. There’s a lot we owe them. So, happy celebrating and Happy Memorial Day!
We hope this blog post gave you some great ideas. You might want to take a look at our blog post about how to turn your loved ones into superheroes or our quick list of how to celebrate Earth Day.
- May 19, 2016
The Office has been off the air for a few years, but the iconic show has a few moments that live on in pop culture. One of the most poignant moments comes in the episode “Classy Christmas.” In the episode, Pam gives Jim a comic book she’s spent almost an entire year creating. The issue, The Adventures of Jimmy Halpert, details a day in which Jim is attacked by a bear and, in classic superhero style, he gains all the powers of a bear. She’s pretty nervous to give him such a geeky gift but his response is just one word: “awesome.”
Creating something for someone else is always a special kind of gift, and comic books are classic. They’ve been popular with pretty much every kid since the days of the dime novels of the Wild West. They represent a really perfect combination of storytelling and imagery; that’s why they have remained pretty much unchanged since Superman literally leapt onto the page in 1939. A comic book has an unparalleled capacity to capture a series to tell a story and illustrate it at the same time. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a comic book is worth a million.
Comic Books as a Gift
Over the past few years, personalized comic books have grown in popularity as a kind of gift. If you don’t have as much artistic talent as Pam in The Office, you need not despair. An entire industry has popped up around custom comic books. Companies such as Your Comic Story specialize in delivering personalized gifts that combine professional quality artwork with your personal stories. For example, if you need a birthday gift for your significant other, you can consult with professional writers and artists who will work with you to create something special for your special someone. Stories telling how significant others met is a particularly popular idea; however, other people just want goofy stories about themselves as superhero. Whatever you want, professionals can help you make it a reality.
These geeky books aren’t the only kinds of gifts, though.
Pretty much everyone wants to be a superhero; well, with a custom poster you can make super person into a superhero. Much like the comic books, you can work with professional writers and artists who will design a poster and character for your gift. Just like Pam turns Jim into a bear-man, you can create a personalized gift that captures your special someone. Many people actually prefer personalized posters to comic books. You can put a poster in your home or office, so everyone can see it when they walk in. If you put it in a frame, you’ve got a timeless gift that anyone would be proud to display.
Custom comic books and superhero posters are sure to please that comic book fan in your life; even if you’re not buying a present for a comic book fan, everybody enjoys the distinctive type of artwork. When you sit down in a movie theater, there’s a good chance you’re watching a superhero property. They’re more popular than ever, and now you can turn anyone in your life into a superhero.
- May 08, 2016
Mom’s been an important part of who you are! And that’s exactly what makes moms so special. A mom’s love understands just about everything. Mom can see through fake smiles, can hear tummies growl and can even hear the thoughts in your head.
This Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate the great effort all the moms put in. Let your mom or your kid’s mom know just how amazing she is! How?
Spend quality time-If you haven’t been spending quality time with her lately, today is the day to be with her. All you need to do is to be with her. If your morning is busy, dedicate the evening to her. Take her for a movie or to the mall and then to her favorite restaurant. Get lots of pictures.
Go on a trip together- One of the sweetest things to do is to plan a family trip around Mother’s Day. Even if it is a day trip or a bit of a picnic, she would be thrilled to see how she is the guest of honor on that trip!
Help her take a day off– A mom is always busy. It would be a good idea to help her get a day off work – both in and out of the house. Send her off to have fun with her friends over lunch and shopping. You could even offer to take care of the household chores for her.
Keep it simple- The easiest thing to do is to get her a bunch of flowers a box of chocolates or a cake and a card. Though it is nice, it is the most common idea, with very little effort involved. Think of something better, like making the card yourself. That would be thoughtful!
Get her a present – Buy her something that she can actually put to good use. It could be anything – a dress, a perfume, a handbag, some cosmetics, a foot massager, a comfy pair of pajamas or an electronic gadget like a new phone or a digital photo frame. You could even personalize the gift, with monogrammed initials.
Gift her some services- Here is your chance to pamper her. Get her a gift certificate for some beauty services. She could do with a new haircut, a session of pedicure and manicure, some beauty treatment or even a relaxing body massage.
Awesome keepsakes- As special a mother is, so are the memories. While bath sets don’t last forever, keepsakes do. Keepsakes include framed family pictures or collages, picture cushions and totes. Other cool gift ideas this Mother’s Day is custom gifts like a custom comic book, or a custom superhero poster of Mom. It’s the lovely details that make a gift priceless.
We hope this blog post gave you some great ideas. You might want to take a look at our blog post about creative gifting ideas or our quick list of how to celebrate Earth Day.
- April 22, 2016
If you have been hearing about the Earth Day celebrations and wondering if you can make a difference, the answer is a big ‘Yes’. You’d be surprised to know that each one of us has the power to help the environment.
There are lots of amazing ways in which you can celebrate Earth Day.
For the active folks– Go hiking or running. There is nothing like the wonderful outdoors. If you have the time and motivation to do something good for the environment, you could also sign up with your local environment group. They’ll let you know what to do and how to do it. Being a volunteer is always fulfilling. You get to contribute to society in a meaningful way.
For the busy bees– Short of time, yet want to celebrate Earth Day? Don’t worry- we’ve got an idea for you too. All you need to do is to step outdoors and enjoy the sunshine, even if it is for a little while. Breathe in the refreshing spring air and take a moment to appreciate what nature has to offer. No, you do not need to spend hours sitting in a park: 15 minutes are good too. And then you can go back to work, feeling fresh, positive and rejuvenated.
For the lazies– Well, if you have been lazy, you’ll have tons of stuff to take care of. This Earth Day, why not make a list of all the doors and windows that need better insulation? Then call the pros and get the problems fixed. You’ll save energy, save money and do your bit on Earth Day! Don’t forget turn off any extra lights in the house.
For those who love gardening- No, we aren’t quite going to tell you what to do. If you love gardening, chances are that you have been celebrating Earth Day all through the year! So, thank you for the flowers, plants and trees that you tend to. I bet the butterflies would love to say thank you too!
For the fashionable and trendy ones– Take a quick look into your closet. There’s got to be stuff that you don’t like anymore or fit into or that just isn’t fashionable any longer. Well, take all those clothes and give them to a charity. Your good deed will clean up your closet (delayed spring cleaning, remember?) and help someone needy. Also, resources like water and energy are used each time a new garment is made. So, basically you’re helping recycle stuff!
For the gadget lovers– Got tons of electronics lying around the house? Well, this is the day to gather all the stuff that you don’t use or need and take them to an electronic waste facility. Do NOT dump the stuff in your trash can, not even the motherboard from your old PC. You’d have a cleaner house and would’ve done your bit by disposing off the hazardous waste properly.
For kids- The best way to get kids involved in the celebrations is to take them to the recycle centre. Talk about why recycling stuff is important. Then, let them use all the change you get. Put in some more cash and buy them some goodies. Back home, you could get them to plant a sapling and let them care for the plant. Watch as the plant and the child grow together.
For everyone- Make sure you do not waste paper, water or energy. Try to use fewer paper towels to dry your hands at work, school, in malls, at airports, anywhere. Don’t stand in the shower forever and don’t let the lights, heat or air conditioner running when you are not around. Also, please do not litter!
You might fit into one category or many of these. In any case, you know how to celebrate the day. Do the right thing this Earth Day!
- April 10, 2016
Picture this- a young child whose dad is the Town Fire Chief. He is filled with awe and inspiration as he watches his Dad going to work each day, saving lives. He knew he’d want to be a firefighter when he grew up. So much so that he even made a comic book featuring superhero Fire Extinguisher fighting two villains- Lighter and Fire.
Many years later… the child, (though not a child anymore) is now himself a fearless firefighter, but the comic book remained a childhood memory, UNTIL…his amazing girlfriend rediscovered it. What she did next was amazingly thoughtful.
Well, she got in touch with us and together we worked on creating his gift. Finally, she surprised him with a custom poster of the firefighting superhero Lucas himself, out to save the world from the villain Lighter.
One thoughtful gift. A million childhood memories. Awesome forever.
Thanks for letting us be a part of your lives, Lucas and Megan! We totally love bringing a smile on your face.