The “what is wrong with my report” cartoon post.

Here is a set of cartoons inspired by one of my latest free courses over at diydatadesign  (I think the report color scheme one is my favorite).

As an FYI, I just made diydatadesign simpler by combining all the self-paced video lessons and activities into one single course.   I also split the live coaching sessions from the self-paced courses to make it cheaper for those who only want one or the other.

You can now get access to all of my self-paced courses and stand-alone activities for $200/year.

Now on to the cartoons.

If your style matched your report…

And what may I ask is wrong with the color scheme I chose for the report? (dressed tackily)

Why White Space

Why is everyone looking at me (person surrounded by white space)

All in on CalibriWhy would we choose a different font? If it's good enough for a billion Microsoft Word users, it's good enough for us. Nothing in Common Funny story. The only thing all of you have in common is that you're part of our report's target audience.

Value Rich Report for Nothing (Says Everyone)For absolutely nothing, we will give you this value rich report (is what everyone says).

Which is your favorite?

Let me know 🙂


  1. Erica on November 29, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Just an FYI… When I use Calibri and save to pdf, the Calibri saves to gibberish.

  2. Ward on November 29, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    The “Why White Space” graphic really drives the point home! In fact, I had to take a third look to even see the “voice in the crowd” — further proving the point!

  3. Liz Kirchner on November 30, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Oh no! I didn’t get “For absolutely nothing we will give you…” I thought it was a condemnation of bad syntax, but actually..oh..I see…yours is just one of many value-rich reports. “Nothing in common” charming Lysy-esque with the intro “Funny story…”

  4. Lauren Wilson on December 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    As someone who HAS matched my outfit to my slides…. I bet you can guess my favorite!

  5. Heather Mack on December 1, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    “Why White Space?”
    Okay, okay. Point taken. ::rolls eyes::
    I guess it’s finally time to prioritize white space over making every point I have ever wanted to make.
    You’ve seriously got my number, Chris Lysy. 🙂