The interests of the characters with regards to football, golf and politics occupy a steady place in the conversations and the key words are humour, irony and sarcasm. By style, the comic is plain, simple and free of unnecessary detail. The unique colourless tone of the comic is designed to portray the nature of the financial industry, which is often perceived as very black-and-white. Everything is black or white. Yes or no. There are no shades of colour or human values - only shades of grey. Money talks.
The author himself has close to twenty years of experience from various positions in the international financial markets and is still to date a part of the scene. Yet, the idea is that even a person with no experience whatsoever from this business should be able to enjoy the comic as much as those with a financial background or connection. Hope you enjoy it!
The City Pub is a financial business comic that with a playful approach targets this area by satirically portraying the actors on the financial stage along with their customers. The City Pub itself is a fictive pub located in the very heart of the financial community in London, UK, commonly known simply as the City. The pub is the oasis where the employees of the mid-sized banking firm discuss and debate everything from everyday happenings, relationships and business deals to deep existential enigmas - more often than not accompanied by a pint of beer... or five.
The backbone of the comic is a healthy dose of self-irony and criticism against both the financial community and society in general as well as contemporary observations of financial dilemmas that are commented, analyzed and pulled apart.