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Graphic Novels & Comics

For people interested in discussing comics in the classroom!

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MC POPPERS that are comic artists, writers, webhosters or bloggers...
• Stergios Botzakis blogs at http://graphicnovelresources.blogspot.com
• Jessica Abel is an author, artist and teacher. Her website http://www.jessicaabel.com links you out two her many great graphic novels available at Amazon.
• Marek Bennett author of Nicaragua Travel Journal and creator of the Comics International Ning.
blogs and shares resources at http://comicsworkshop.wordpress.com
• James Bucky Carter author of Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel blogs at http://ensaneworld.blogspot.com/
Peter Gutierrez blogs on comics and other media at Connect the Pop for School Library Journal

• Jay Hosler, is a biology professor and author/artist whose books on Evolution (The Sandwalk Adventures and Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth) also shares his work-in- progress at his blog http://www.jayhosler.com/jshblog/
• Matt Madden is an author, artist and teacher whose books include 99 Ways to Tell A Story: Exercises in Style and Drawing Words & Writing Pictures (with Jessica Abel). He also blogs at http://mattmadden.blogspot.com
Katie Monnin author of Teaching Graphic Novels blogs at http://teachinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com

• Jim Ottaviani is a librarian and author of many science themed graphic novels through his Ann Arbor based imprint GT Labs.  Heck, Jim is so cool he has a wiki page.
• Hyeondo Park is a manga artist whose work can be found at http://www.hanaroda.net. His illustrations include Wiley adaptations of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar & Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Nick Sousanis is a comic artist whose fascinating philosophical comics about education are collected at http://www.spinweaveandcut.blogspot.com/
• Award-winning artist, illustrator and teacher Gene Yang is the author of many graphic novels including American Born Chinese, The Eternal Smile & Prime Baby. His personal website is http://humblecomics.com. You can also read about his webcomics for Algebra Students here.
• Maureen Bakis has a book about teaching graphic novels coming soon through Corwin and blogs/shares resources at her Ning www.graphicnovelsandhighschoolenglish.com

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Comment by Marcy Prager on December 20, 2017 at 5:46am

This new graphic novel is a must read for students in order to understand racial bias and its implications and mass incarceration.  I created a student study guide for this book.  It includes critical thinking and the best of reading comprehension strategies.https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-am-Alfonso-Jones-Guid...

Comment by Matt Finch on October 1, 2015 at 10:51am

Hi all, just to say the State Library of Queensland in Australia has just launched a free online comic maker which I've blogged about here at MCPOP - http://mcpopmb.ning.com/profiles/blogs/fun-palaces-free-online-comi...

It takes the fear out of comic making by focussing more on sequential storytelling than mastery of penmanship or brilliant art skills - a quick and easy way of getting people to make simple comics.

Worth checking out!

Comment by Ryan Goble on September 23, 2015 at 7:59am

Margaret - feel free to cross post your stuff in the discussion forum above - or an excerpt with a link. Everyone loves to hear about the comics round these parts!

Comment by Margaret Robbins on September 22, 2015 at 2:32pm

Hi all, FYI, I also have a blog that discusses comics, as well as graphic novels and YA novels: http://comicsandyalit.blogspot.com. Cheers, Margaret 

Comment by Matt Finch on October 28, 2014 at 3:29pm

So you'll have seen the announcement that Marvel is finally going to give us a female-led superhero film in Captain Marvel, due July 2018. 

I'm really pleased that we're going to see a woman as the lead of a Hollywood superhero franchise, especially one tied to the Marvel money train.

Stuff that may be useful if you want to do work around female superheroes in the classroom: last year, librarians and academics discussed Auckland University of Technology's media literacy program for teenage girls in this blog post, XXUnmasked.

You can read female educators and critics in a group discussion about comics for girls at Comics in the Classroom: Supporting Female Students, part one and part two. I also wrote a bit on Captain Marvel today, and on the limits of grim male superhero characters at Here Comes Your Man: Time For Some Smiling Superheroes?

Mostly though, I just want to say seriously soo coool!

Comment by Ryan Goble on December 2, 2013 at 8:09am

Hey Marcy, you can always post that up in the discussion forum (with a cool pic of the cover - of course) so it has a lasting URL.  Thanks for sharing. RRG:)

Comment by Marcy Prager on December 1, 2013 at 8:08am

Jane, the Fox and Me: A Gorgeous Graphic Novel about the Travails o...

by Maria Popova

A tender illustrated story about acceptance and belonging.

I discovered that it is indeed the well written graphic novels that help first and second graders engage and learn to read independently, with the "love" of reading. The visuals help students connect with the text. It is well researched that visuals are the bridge to reading success. As students grow older, books do not have illustrations, the very bridge that struggling readers need! At the College Success Academy, every struggling reader has unearthed their love of reading due to the higher level graphic novels I have purchased for them. I believe that every classroom should have a shelf or two of well written graphic novels.

Comment by William Zimmerman on March 12, 2013 at 9:26am

MakeBeliefsComix.com has published a special free printable for Women's History Month at http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Printables/print.php?category=Featu...

It asks: Imagine that you could talk with any woman in history whom you admire. Who would that be and what would you say to her.

You are welcome to print it out and also pin it on your Pinterest page. Hope you will share with your students. 

Comment by Ryan Goble on January 25, 2013 at 8:45pm

JBC - awesome & congrats. Pls consider posting up in the discussion forum so you have a url and we can share during a WIR!

Comment by James Bucky Carter on January 24, 2013 at 12:06pm

Hi, all! The third issue of SANEjournal: sequential art narrative in education has published. Guest co-edited with Katie Monnin, "Visualizing and Visually Representing" features three articles and three rationales designed to help us consider the roles of comics in the classroom. Plus, it's free and open-access for anyone! Visit http://www.sanejournal.net to access articles and free professional development for you and your peers.

 

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