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Press Start 2 Rock! Our 6th Annual C2E2 Fundraiser!

We’re back for a 6th year, as the longest running C2E2 afterparty! We’re super excited to be sponsored again by Revolution Brewing and Hard Rock Cafe Chicago! The party kicks off at 9 pm and goes until they kick us out! $15 donation to RWP ($20 at the door). Tickets available here: The night will include raffles, scavenger hunts, costume contest, videogames, card games, and more! Cosplay Contest sponsored by Chicago Costume! Musical Guest: Boy Meets Robot! Emcee for the night is the amazing Groovie Louie Land For your entertainment we will also have a variety of awesome gaming throughout the […] Read More

Reading Rocks! – A C2E2 Fundraiser


Holiday Gift Guide

With the holiday season upon us, we all want to ensure that our loved ones and friends receive the right gift. So Reading With Pictures has done the work for you! The best part is that if you shop through Amazon Smile that all your purchases through Amazon (not just these!) will also ensure our organization receives a donation. For Everyone: Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter A dozen fiction and non-fiction stories that are not only fun to read, but teach concepts in math, social studies, language arts, and science. Chock full of comic goodness! Howtoons: […] Read More

Author Jonathan Hennessey on the Power of Graphic Novels in Education

Jonathan Hennessey, author of the new bestselling graphic novel The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World’s Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today’s Craft Brewing Revolution and The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation, recently visited RWP board member David Cutler’s Government and United States History class at Brimmer and May School. The Brimmer Gator staff has posted some great video of Hennessey’s visit in which he talks about the use of graphic novels in education, graphic adaptations as scholarly sources, and how words and pictures together can make difficult subjects more accessible and learning more enjoyable. Click here […] Read More

Back To The Future IV: The Fundraiser was a success!

Thanks for everyone who came out on October 21, 2015 at The Radler. While we’re sad the Cubs lost, we did have a blast and hope to see you at our next event! We raised important funds for our mission and am so grateful for supporters like Arcade Brewing, Wormhole Coffee, NeonCRM, and all who attended!

RWP at SDCC 2015

Reading With Pictures held four exciting panels at San Diego Comic-Con. Thank you to everyone who attended! We appreciate your enthusiasm and support and hope you all had a fabulous time at Comic-Con. As promised, below you will find links to information about all of the panelists and the resources that were mentioned during our discussions. If you have photos, audio, or video of any of our panels to share, please email Thank you to everyone who came out — you’re awesome!         Panels: Comics Are For Everyone: Helping Every Student See Themselves in the Medium Content […] Read More

Comics Uniting Nations project update

Dear Friends: We want to thank each and every one of you for your support in our Kickstarter campaign. We set the bar extremely high for ourselves, and despite the generous pledges of our backers and some truly heroic efforts by the Reading With Pictures team, our contributors and our nonprofit and publishing partners, we just weren’t able to clear that bar in time. But this does NOT mean that the Comics Uniting Nations project is finished. Far from it! Thanks to our recently-secured partnership with The World’s Largest Lesson, we will be helping produce a special comic designed to […] Read More

Comics Uniting Nations!

      With your support, we will make this a reality!

Can Comics Change the World? “Comics Uniting Nations” Will Make a Valiant Attempt

Reading With Pictures To Illustrate the United Nations’ Ambitious Global Goals In September, the leaders of the world will convene at the United Nations to ratify the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These Global Goals will serve as the ultimate “to-do list” for the planet, creating a shared framework for the entire human race so that we may overcome our most serious challenges – extreme poverty, education, equality, communicable disease, drinkable water, etc. For the goals to be effective, they must first be communicated to people all over the world regardless of language barriers, cultural differences or limited literacy. Reading With Pictures […] Read More

Classroom Success with Graphic Novels

by Kim Shields I first became aware of Reading with Pictures at the 2011 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2).  I had attended the first C2E2 in 2010, and discovered the “Pro Day” on Friday included some panels for teachers.  So, as a comic book fan of over 20 years, I had to attend! I heard Josh Elder speak, followed by Dr. Meryl Jaffee.  After processing the information from both panels, I was hooked.  I had to try this in my classroom!  Luckily, at that time, I was also in a graduate class covering “content area reading”.  We had to […] Read More