Over the last year there have been A LOT of forum posts where people ask about where to start if one is interested in teaching with graphic novels. To avoid posting the same question repeatedly, here is a collection of "where do I start?" type questions that can help you get started.
QUESTION: Summer Middle School graphic Novel Course
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QUESTION: Suggestions for a Lecture to Pre-service teachers on Teac...
QUESTION: Multicultural Memoir Ideas
QUESTION: Upper Elementary/Middle School Graphic Novel
QUESTION: Graphic Novels for 9th Grade Lit?
QUESTION: Just starting with Graphic Novels?
QUESTION: Graphic Novel suggestions for 6th grade humanities classes?
RESOURCES: American History Graphic Novels
QUESTION: Graphic Novel Non -Fiction Lit
Also, be sure to look at the resources written and created by MC POPPERS that are listed at the top of the groups page copied here for your convenience...
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, Pa... blogs at http://ensaneworld.blogspot.com/
• Peter Gutierrez contributes articles and reviews to Graphic Novel Reporter
• 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
Of course, if you have a more specific question to ask, please use the discussion forum to get some ideas - this is just helpful for those looking for ideas on getting started with Graphic Novels.
Ah, yes, the 'ol "Guess what's in my brain" game :) Sounds great - hope you're having an excellent end of summer! RRG:)
I have written a graphic novel that someone may be interested in. The description is following:
This graphic novel is both a historical novel as well as an entertaining way of using mathematics to solve a crime. The plot, the possible motive of every suspect, and the elements of his or her character are based on actual historical figures.
The 2nd International Congress of Mathematicians is being held in Paris in 1900. The main speaker, the renowned Professor X, is found dead in the hotel dining room. Foul play is suspected. The greatest mathematicians of all time (who are attending the Congress) are called in for questioning. Their statements to the police, however, take the form of mathematical problems. The Chief Inspector enlists the aid of a young mathematician to help solve the crime. Do numbers always tell the truth? Or don’t they?
Here is the link for buying the book online: