Tag Archives | Graphic Novel

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How to (Re)Tell a Story in Pictures

Drawing a graphic novel is a bit like making a film—on your own. The artist becomes the writer, director, production crew, costume designer, art director, location scout, cinematographer, the special effects team, the actors, and the editor. Unlike film, however, the images are static and time, motion, and sound must be implied through picture sequences, […]

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Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Slowly Spin the Wheels: Graphic Novels in the Classroom by Val Edwards  I have been browsing through Nimble: Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age (HOW Books 2015) by Robin Landa. I wish “being nimble” was an attribute more easily attainable in education, particularly in relation to adopting graphic novels for instructional use. Often teachers’ efforts to integrate graphic novels […]

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Guest Blogger: Gene Luen Yang

When I was in the fifth grade, I convinced my mother to take me to our local comics shop. While I browsed the shelves, she stood by the door with her arms crossed, silently judging an entire industry. I went home with Secret Wars #4, the latest issue of Marvel’s cosmic, no-holds-barred superhero slugfest. It’s […]

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Nick’s Picks: Summer reading fun

TeachingBooks.net is bringing summer reading 2011 to life. Whether you’re promoting the program theme of One World, Many Stories, You are Here,Splash! Celebrate Summer, or another topic, the authors and illustrators presented in this month’s column are bound to be on your list. From audio to video recordings, TeachingBooks.net has something for you.

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Guest Blogger: Jeff Kinney

It was a challenge coming up with a title and a cover image for the fifth and final book in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (Abrams) series. I always planned to call this book Rowley’s Revenge, so I sketched what I thought might make a good cover.

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Guest Blogger: Mariko Tamaki

The incredible thing about comics, to me, is the medium’s diversity. Some people hear the word “comics” and are reminded of newsprint pages filled with superheroes. Others see shelves of manga stacked tight, while some readers are more familiar with hardbound graphic novels and nonfiction volumes. All of these formats and types of books rightly […]

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Françoise Mouly on Comics in the Educational Sphere

Comics editor Françoise Mouly has worked for her entire career to combine visual literacy with enjoyable narratives. From her work as the Art Director of The New Yorker to collaborating with Art Spiegelman and other professional cartoonists, Mouly has gained many insights to share about using comics with students. Mouly on the Depth of Comics I […]

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