Will Eisner is recognized as one of the grandfathers of modern comic books. His book comics and sequential are some of the best written introductions to the critical understanding of comic books. One of his examples from the book illustrates beautifully the advantages of using comics in second language acquisition (SLA). The comic book is a multi […]
“Everyone alive is in fact engaged in playing elaborate games, while at the same time believing themselves to be going about their ordinary affairs…..Whatever occupation or activity you can think of, it is in reality a game.” – Bernard Suits The opening of the grasshopper begins with the death of the grasshopper from Aesop’s Fables. However, […]
In 2006, Chris Anderson wrote “The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More“. In it, he detailed how the advent of new technologies were changing the way consumers were accessing products. He outlined 3 forces that were encouraging the emergence of long tails. Democratization of the means of production. The […]
There is something very appropriate about using a comic book to look at the habits of society to demonize youth culture. I say this because comics themselves have had their time to be vilified. The 1950’s saw the largest book burnings to ever take place in America; the target, comics. “Bad for you” uses the lesser […]
Based on a true story, this graphic novel follows the path of a pride of lions as they escape from Baghdad Zoo, and the struggles that they experience in living free.
Ugly Koreans, Ugly Americans By Professor Min Byong-Chul While not really a comic book, more an illustrated guide, this book is a must read for any teacher in Korea, and has proved invaluable in preparing several lessons that I have had to do in the past on the subject of cultural differences. The book is […]
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson One of the most successful and longest-running comic strips was Calvin and Hobbes. Telling the story of a young boy and his imaginary pet tiger, filled with stories of childhood and growth. I have always had a soft spot this comic book may be because of identifying with Calvin. […]