In the last several years the comics art form has flourished, generating much interest from the literary, art and educational communities. The number of schools teaching comics is growing quickly and this section is a resource for individuals and institutions interested in teaching visual storytelling.
While many schools still hold antiquated notions of what comics are, a growing number of schools have started offering programs and classes in comics (or “sequential art,” as it is occasionally called). Teaching comics in schools is a relatively new phenomenon, but schools that have implemented programs have met with tremendous success.
Our objective with this section of our site is to be a resource where the growing number of educators in comic art/sequential art can get and share ideas. The “Cartoonist Resources” menu provides links to a wealth of teaching materials.
The core of the content for this section was gifted to RWP by National Association of Comics Art Educators (NACAE).
This week we are featuring the syllabus and story of how Elaine M. Deering, Instructor of English at Lynn University, developed her course on Comic Book Superheroes.
LINKS TO CARTOONIST BLOGS & SITES
Comics Workshop / Marek Bennett
Drawing Words & Writing Pictures
Professor Sample’s Graphic Novel Course
Spin, Weave, and Cut Blog about comics and education
The Center for Cartoon Studies
The Comics Reporter
Tracy White’s Page