Wealth of Nations Comics


Christy Lynn for AdamSmithWorks

We're not sure if Adam Smith could have imagined his words being turned into comics but we hope he would get a chuckle and maybe even a new idea from them if he could see them. 
If you’ve been keeping up with our Speaking of Smith series for the last few months, you’ll have noticed a new series of comics that we hope will help people literally see Adam Smith’s ideas in new ways. 

We also hope that teachers, in particular, will find ways to use these images and condensed explanations to help their students understand them. 

Highlighted quotations are taken from different sources, both An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments as well as Smith’s other writings like the essays on the philosophical subjects. 

Here, we’ve compiled five of the comics that are most relevant to those interested in and teaching about Adam Smith’s economics ideas from his most famous work. 

We hope you enjoy them, learn from them, share them, and let us know what quotations we should encourage artists to work on in the future. 

Adam Smith Comics: The Invisible Hand
Douglas Curtis and Jeremy Lott

Adam Smith Comics: The Boy Loved To Play
Jason Meadows and Jeremy Lott

Adam Smith Comics: Science is the Great Antidote
Douglas Curtis and Jeremy Lott