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collects links to various resources of interest to those who study or
teach comics in the classroom. Two more
of links may be found at the web sites of the
Comics Scholars Discussion List (primarily designed
study of comics in the classroom) and
Association of Comics Art Educators (primarily
designed for the
teaching of comics ["how to"] in the classroom). If you have
suggestions for more resources to list
here, please contact us.
been newly added or revised since April 1, 2011.
A list of journals that
specialize in comic art, published
by university presses,
museums, libraries, etc. See Periodicals
for popular/fan magazines. Jornals marked "PR" are peer-
edited by Thierry Groensteen, France, 1996-present [info at CNBDI].
Comicforschung: edited by Eckart Sackmann. PR
Comic Art: edited by Laurence
Grove, Mark McKinney, and Ann Miller, and published
by Liverpool University Press.
"The first English-language scholarly publication devoted to the study
of European-language graphic novels, comic strips, comic books and
edited by Jan
Baetens, Belgium, 2000-present. PR
published by the
University of Florida, USA. PR
cartoon and comic art studies: edited by Lucy Shelton
Caswell, and published by Ohio
University, USA, 1994-1997. (contents via MSU) PR
Journal of Comic Art:
edited and published by John Lent, Temple University, USA, Spring
Journal of Graphic Novels and
Comics: edited by David Huxley and Joan Ormrod,
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 2010- . PR
edited by Frenchy
Lunning, and published by University of Minnesota Press. "Academic journal for writing about anime, manga
and the 'fan arts.'" PR
SIGNs – Studies in
edited by Fabio Gadducci. "Focusing on Comics (or, in contemporary
jargon, Graphic Novels), from modern times up to the early decades of
the 20th century." PR
in Comics: edited by Julia Round, Chris
Murray, Dean Chan, and M. Thomas Inge;
published by Intellect."[A]ims to describe the nature of comics, to
identify the medium as a distinct art form, and to address the
medium’s formal properties." PR
following journals do not specialize in comic art, but often
publish articles on this and related subjects:
Florida's Conference on Graphic Novels (USA)
Comic Art & Comics Area, Popular Culture Association (USA)
(movable conference; comics papers also presented in the Asian Popular
Culture Area and other Areas)
Conference, University of Technology, Sydney,
Diego Comic-Con International, USA
Society for Humor Studies (varies)
Forum, The School of the Art Institute of
Chicago, USA -
formerly the International
Comic Arts Festival
(every three years): Festival
of Cartoon Art, Ohio State
International Bande Dessinee
Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University,
recent listed first)
January 31, 2009: Graphica
in Education: Graphic Novels come out from Under the Desk,
Fordham University Graduate School of Education, New York City
May 18-19, 2006: International Conference on Asian Comics,
Animation & Gaming, York University, Toronto
19-21, 2004: CRLMC
Mythology and Comic Book Art / Mythe et bande
Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France
May 8-9, 2004: La
linea inquieta. Emozione e
fumetto / The Troubled Line: Emotion and Irony in Comics,
12-13, 2000: Second
Graphic Novel, KU Leuven, Belgium.
May 9-10, 1998: Fumettopolis,
for Studying Comic Art - About Comics
Comic Art - Making Comics
Opportunities for Students
and Recent Graduate-Level Students
Foundation Fellowships from
The Library of Congress' Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for
Caricature and Cartoon. "To be eligible, one must be a candidate for an
M.A. or Ph.D. degree in a university in the United States, Canada or
Mexico and working toward the completion of a dissertation or thesis
for that degree, or be engaged in postgraduate research within three
years of receiving an M.A. or Ph.D." Annual award.
For University- and
Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship from
Cartoonists Society Foundation. "Applicants must be college students in
the United States, Canada or Mexico that will be in their Junior or
Senior year of college" during the next academic year.
Comics in Colleges & Universities
Comics in Primary, Middle &
Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel.
2007. Edited by James Bucky Carter. Urbana, IL: National
Council of Teachers of English.
Graphic: Comics at Work in the Multilingual Classroom.
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2004. 218pp. ISBN 0325004757 (paper). Buy
Rourke, James. 2010. The Comic Book Curriculum: Using Comics to Enhance Learning and Life. Libraries Unlimited.
L. 1983. Cartoons
the Classroom: A Reference for
Teachers and Librarians. Littleton, CO:
Libraries Unlimited. 181pp. ISBN 0872873579 (cloth). Buy
Rebecca L. and Catherine Barr. 2005. Popular
Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers.
Westport, CT & London: Libraries Unlimited. 515pp. ISBN
1591582024 (hc). Buy
Thompson, Terry. 2008. Adventures in Graphica: Using
Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2-6. Stenhouse Publishers. 200pp.
Thurman, Mark and Emily Hearn. 2010. Get Graphic! Using Storyboards
to Write and Draw Picture Books, Graphic Novels, and Comic Strips.
Pembroke Publishers. 96pp.
Weblink: Cognitive Comics: A Constructivist Approach
to Sequential Art - "for the purposes of submission to the
the State University of New York College at Buffalo Office of
Comic Book Project - "an arts-based literacy and learning
initiative hosted by Teachers College, Columbia University
with materials published by Dark Horse Comics."
in the Classroom .net - and a Pop Thought interview with CitC.net's Scott
Educating with Comics, by Leonard
Rifas. AIGA Design Forum, posted June 28, 2005.
The Graphic Classroom,
by Chris Wilson. "Promoting the use of high quality comic literature in
the elementary, middle school, and high school classroom."
Weblink: The Maryland Comic Book Initiative
- see also Industry News via partner Diamond
Weblink: Teaching with Comics via
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