Category Archives: Comics

Get to Know Your Universe with :01(First Second)

by KellyAnn Bonnell Our friends at First Second publishing sent over a couple new books for us to look over and I have to say they are pretty cool. I’d like to introduce you to to Science Comics.    These … Continue reading

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WHY READING COMICS MAKES YOU SMARTER

Our youth contributor Lorna Bonnell brought this article from Geek and Sundry to our attention to share. Thanks Lorna! Evidence and research is stacking up to prove that comic books make their readers smarter. Comics make you want to read, and … Continue reading

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RWT: An Introduction to Genre Studies

Recently emerging as a genre “worth” studying in school, comics can act as a springboard for genre study as well as tap higher-order thinking skills. Versaci (2001) points out that “[A]side from engagement, comic books also help to develop much … Continue reading

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Wired Geek Mom: No Starch Press Manga Guides Make Science Fun

BY MARZIAH Have you ever read a textbook cover to cover? I’m in grad school. I’ve had to do it more than once. It usually requires massive amounts of caffeine and re-reading a lot of pages. Well, there’s some good news. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Olympians Series by George O’Connor Published by FirstSecond

While I was at San Diego Comic Con I had the opportunity to visit the FirstSecond booth. I was particularly impressed with their collection of grade school level graphic novels. After the convention, I had them send me copies of … Continue reading

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San Diego Comic Con 2011 Retrospective

San Diego Comic Con 2011 Retrospective “Don’t let it be forgotten that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment…” Fandom Conventions are about community and San Diego Comic Con is the largest gathering of the fandom community … Continue reading

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Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers

Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers By Kelsey Allen Gone are the days of children sneaking comics past diligent parents and teachers watching out for sub-par literature. The comics of today not only have plenty … Continue reading

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San Diego Comic Con and the Comic Arts Convention

San Diego is the premier pop culture arts convention in the United States. Preview night is tonight. Everyone attends San Diego Comic Con for different reasons. For me it’s because of the Comic Arts Convention that runs concurrently with the … Continue reading

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Comic Books in the History Classroom | Teachinghistory.org

Comic Books in the History Classroom Jul 9 2011 Rwany Sibaja is a PhD student of History at George Mason University and a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for History and New Media. He previously taught high school history … Continue reading

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Comics are Serious Literature…aren’t they?

GEEK DAD Rant: Comic Are Serious Literature By Jonathan Liu March 4, 2011 8:15 am Categories: Armchair Geek For a long time, comics lovers have been struggling to have comic books recognized as Real Literature. To be sure, some comics … Continue reading

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