After 4 years of hard work, Cognito Comics launched the phenomenal graphic novel Operation Ajax, in collaboration with Stephen Kinzer. Although it was meant to be a graphic novel in print, the announcement of the iPad in 2010 changed these plans. Cognito Comics understood the possibilities of the iPad for interactive storytelling and further developed the content towards this device.
Operation Ajax is based on the book All The Shah’s Men and tells the story of the Iranian coup d’état led by the CIA in 1953. To intensify the experience, the graphic novel uses recently declassified documents, historical photos, and video film reels from the era. At WebDox conference, Daniel Burwen – American storyteller and creative brain behind Operation Ajax – will do a keynote on this project and on so-called touch docs.