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 […]
The comic above was taken from “Caveman“, a great series by Tayyar Ozkan. This strip was first published in Heavy Metal, and is one of my favorites to share with fellow teachers. The young caveman is clearly so proud of his self expression. He is excited to show what he has done, and his parents […]
At first glance the comic above seems to be chaotic and an example of someone cheating at a game. Of course, this would be an accurate assumption if they were playing american football, where the defection of a player is definitely proscribed by the rules. Another possible assumption is that they are engaged in what […]
It is doubtful anyone in the education field would find it appropriate to tell a student your parents are Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. But it does raise a very interesting question about how educators deal with students who question the teacher.
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. […]