Jan 102011

Comics, Power and Society: Q and A with Louis Schubert and Arthur Nishimura

At the City College of San Francisco, two professors have employed their enthusiasm for comics in an innovative approach to teaching. In their course Comics, Power and Society, Arthur Nishimura and Louis Schubert use a variety of comics and graphic novels as a creative and engaging way to introduce students to the social sciences. We were fortunate to get an interview with Schubert and Nishimura about how they use graphic novels and comics in this course.

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Jun 212009

The internet is full of great comics created specifically for children, but young readers don’t have any way to find them. After all, there is no children’s room on the internet. But Brian Leung is hoping to solve that problem with Kidjutsu, a site that collects kid-friendly webcomics and displays them using an easy-to-use online comics viewer.
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Jun 062009

Graphic novel publishers were an encouraging presence at Book Expo America (BEA), with Marvel Comics hosting a party in honor of their 70th anniversary; publishers such as Image, IDW and Dark Horse announcing exciting new projects; and key librarians releasing a list of hot graphic novels to check out this fall. (full story)

Apr 102009

He’s Marvel’s most popular mutant…and the best there is at what he does! Now, for the first time ever, experience the storied saga of everybody’s favorite feral X-Man. In his own words – fully illustrated with archival images from more than 30 years worth of comic-book appearances!

click here for a video and an interview

Apr 042009

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As a growing number of libraries and schools explore the value of providing graphic novels for their patrons and students, savvy comic shop retailers have stepped up to provide expertise, advice and assistance with collection development. Free Comic Book Day, held the first Saturday in May every year, presents an ideal opportunity to visit your local comic book store. For those librarians, teachers and retailers who are already working together, it also creates great cross-promotional opportunities.   .. more

Mar 232009

Learn to create your own comics with Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, a richly illustrated collection of 15 in-depth lessons that cover everything from crafting your story to lettering and laying out panels.

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Feb 192009

Many teachers and librarians still don’t recognize the power of graphic novels in learning—and three librarians from the Buffalo-Erie County Public Library in New York are hoping to change that.

Meg Cheman, Britt White, and Peggy Shotnicki are the incredible minds behind Get Graphic: The World in Words and Pictures, a Web site designed to introduce teens, parents, librarians, and teachers to the wonderful world of graphic literature. more » » »