Why Always Wins — A Graphic Novel for Creating Winning Teams.

A fun and informative comic designed to help you understand the mechanics of collaboration to foster effective and empathetic teams.

We successfully funded our Kickstarter. A huge thank you to everyone for the generous support. With your help we have made Why Always Wins a reality.

How many times have you worked on a big project where you may have gotten the results you wanted, but have little desire to work with the people on that team again? You may have felt lousy about yourself, lousy about the team, completely dispirited and exhausted.

Our protagonist, Max, is a young manager who gets in over his head leading a group of colleagues with clashing styles. But a chance meeting with an unexpected mentor leads him on a journey to help him better understand himself and his team.

Will Max’s odyssey give him the confidence and expertise to lead a winning team?

Why Always Wins is a fun and informative 160-paged graphic novel that shares the best practices in facilitation, collaboration, and communication to help you succeed in any work environment.

Stephen Gay

Stephen Gay is a passionate and creative design leader in the Bay Area. Stephen takes pride in nurture high performing teams to solve complex problems and delivering innovative, simple, and delightful experiences.

Der-shing Helmer

Der-shing Helmer is a game and comic artist living in the California Bay Area. She has a formal background in science and education, and an informal one in art, and enjoys making comics whenever possible.

Matt Silady

A Chicagoland native, Matt Silady taught eighth grade for six years in Champaign, Illinois, before moving west to study creative writing at the University of California at Davis. It was there he discovered comics as a medium for fine art.

Ron Kertzner

Ron  Kertzner supports individuals, teams and organizations in acting from a deeply-held purpose and vision that is empowering to all. Ron served as a facilitative consultant, helping organizations and teams gain clarity around their vision, organizational culture and strategy.


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