About Us

We believe your message deserves to be heard.

And we believe visual storytelling is the best way to make that happen. Whether it's graphic recording, whiteboard videos, infographics, or something completely out of the box, we want to help you with engaging, concise, and cost-effective ways to inform and delight your audience.

We have a unique combination of skills and expertise.

Our work draws on decades of deep professional of experience in both writing and illustration. Since the beginning of our business service journey in 2015, we've provided all kinds of organizations with the words and images to “break through” the noise, in a warm, humorous style that invites people in. We love what we do and we love working with  clients to achieve their goals.

Artist Terry LaBan

Terry LaBan, Founder

Terry LaBan has been obsessed with telling stories using both words and pictures since he could hold a pencil. After graduating from the University of Michigan's School of Art and Design, Terry traveled around the world for a year and a half, and, soon after returning, began his career as a political cartoonist for the Ann Arbor News. He went on to work for many years in the comic book industry as both an artist and writer for numerous publishers, including Fantagaphics Books, Dark Horse Comics and DC Vertigo. In 2001, his daily comic strip, “Edge City,” was nationally syndicated by King Features Syndicate, and ran in newspapers around the country for 15 years.

Terry discovered graphic recording in 2015 and immediately realized it was a perfect fit for his skills. That year he founded Breakthrough Visuals, a company which offers a full range of visual storytelling services to businesses and organizations.

In addition to his visual storytelling work, Terry has taught classes in graphic narrative as an adjunct professor at Jefferson University and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He likes cats, oriental rugs, old rock and roll, and having lunch outside. His first full-length graphic novel is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2024.

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