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Graphic Novels & Comics


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
• Jessica Abel is an author, artist and teacher. Her website 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
• James Bucky Carter author of Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel blogs at
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
• 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
Katie Monnin author of Teaching Graphic Novels blogs at

• 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 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
• 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 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

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Comment by Bill Zimmerman on April 2, 2009 at 10:31am
Hope you'll try out my web site where you can create your own comic strip online. It offers fun characters with different emotions to choose from, blank talk and thought balloons to fill in with text, and story prompts. You can print or email the comix you create. Please try it out and send your suggestions and observations to help us make the site as useful and fun as possible.
With thanks,
Bill Zimmerman
Comment by Peter Gutierrez on April 1, 2009 at 12:46pm
A heads-up: just read the new Jeff Smith book from Toon... "Little Mouse Gets Ready"

It's pretty great.
Comment by Ryan Goble on March 24, 2009 at 9:17pm
So Kate, don't tease the small group so much! You've got to share some of your cool list.... On a related note there is also a book for librarians that is pretty interesting, although I'd say since its publication (2004) you're right, places like firstsecond have really started publishing classroom friendly titles (that aren't in this book) but you might check your list against Graphic Novels in your Media Center...worth a look
Comment by katie monnin on March 24, 2009 at 7:48pm
i would say we are the graphic novel gu-ru's!!! last week i composed a list of appropriate graphic novel fiction for middle and high school..........i am so impressed with everything that is out there!!! we really have a lot to work with when advocating for this genre in the classroom. also, i would have to say that first-second books is doing one of the best jobs of publishing high-quality graphic novel literature. check out their website.
Comment by Eric Kursman on March 24, 2009 at 7:46pm
great group picture!

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