History of ComicsAnd Comics as an Educational Tool      By: Samantha Abela
Who are we? • A group of people who Like comics and manga We organize various activities through out  the year and partici...
What do we   do? We promote comic c ulture.      We provide various                                 opportunities of We en...
A typical C omic     S hop
• “A comic book or comicbook is a magazine  or book containing sequential art in the  form of a narrative. Comic books are...
C omic B ooks are wildly        popular!  • p From 2001-2006, comic books have grown    from  • a $75 million to a $330 mi...
http://www.scottmccloud.com/goog/
C o m ic s c o m e ind if f e r e n t   s iz e s
G r a p h ic  N o v e ls &C o lle c t io n s( H a r d C o ve r o r Tr a d e        Paper B ac k)
Dis s ecting a C omic (the  bas ics )?
SEQUENTIAL ARTPANELSSPEECH BUBBLETOUGHT BUBBLE
1 PANEL
C o m ic S t r ip
We bC o m ic  A comic that is not   ‘publis hed’ but iss hared online us ually     for free others    agains t a s mallpay...
A M a lt e s eW e b c o m ic                 A webcomic written by Adam Cassar and                 illustrated by Samwel M...
PlanningS crip writing C haracter   des ign S ketchingFine tuning    A dd  dialogue
C haracter  Des ign
B a s icP la n n in g•   Name:•   A ge:•   S ex:•   Phys ic al des cription:•   Pers onality:’•   J ob:•   B ackground s t...
The C omicA udience?They are for everyone, fromtoddlers , pre-readers up to grandparents ! A s long as   you like a good s...
Why create comics ?• To s e nd a m e s s age• F or fu n• To re cou nt tru e s torie s
Ame ri c an
E urope   an
Japan ese
H IS T O R     Y
C omics for S atireC omics PoliticsC omics forC hildren/boys & girls
THEGOLDEN AGE1930’s to mid 1950’s
A d ve nture  C o m ic s
S upe rhe ro C o m ic s
Th eH e ro   esw e nt    tow a r.
THESILVER AGEMID 50’s TO EARLY 70’s
STAN LEE
Th e 7 0 ’ s  - s o c ia l &  p o lit ic a l    - f ilm s
TH EM OD E R N  A GE
Th e 8 0 ’ s -  T H E B R IT IS H  IN V A S IO N &DARKER HEROES
Ma ng a
90s
F IL M S
TV
G a me s
C o s p la    y
C o m icC o n v e n t io n        s
COMICS•   FUN•   SATISFACTION•   INVESTMENT•   COLLECTION    READ and CREATE COMICS
Mike Perkins              Tim Collins                 WarrenDavid Llyod      Pleece                 Sean               Azz...
Events …• 5-6 June 2010 – Earth Garden• Malta Comic Con at Notte Bianca
@Earth Garden  Notte Bianca
Dave Windett              & Renee            WitterstaetteWorkshops   andAudience
Some M  altes e  Publications•The Golden Lizard - Fabio Agius, Mark Ellul and Chris Le Galle (SierraBooks)•The Tsar - Issu...
Contact Us• Facebook Group :  http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id• Website:  http://www.maltacomic-con.com/
Comics as anEducational Tool
A brief history ofComics in Education  • The first comics used to ‘educate’    people were the political cartoons    used ...
T h e f ir s t c o m ic s• They were issued in the 1930’s (pre-  WWII) and by the 1940’s an  estimate of 95% of all 8-14 y...
Whilst some see thepositive in the use of Comics in education  others criticize…  •   A stumbling block to literacy  •   I...
Nonetheless…• A ‘Scholarship on the Educational  Value of Comics’ was established in  America in the second half of the  2...
Still…• Some criticized comics as promoting  ‘violence’ and ‘delinquency’• Of using ‘slang’ and ‘dialect’ too  much…
Can comics be used   as an effectivemedium in education?  • Yes! Comics can be used to transfer    Knowledge!  • They can ...
What areEducational Comics?  • These are comics devised on    purpose to teach a subject / with a    clear intent and mess...
Comics aseducational tool • These are comics that their initial   purpose was not to ‘educate’ but for   leisure. Nonethel...
•   History           • Science•   Reading           • Social studies•   Language•   Culture context•   Science•   Story t...
Why use comicsin the classroom?  • For pre-readers they provide    practice for:  • - sequencing  • - prompts for language...
• For Advance Readers• - complexity of normal written word  with visuals• - a step-stone to more complex  texts• -make rea...
Comics meet the needs   of Students in a  variety of learning        styles
L e a r n in         gIt is a product of the   agreement between   teaching strategies    and the individual    difference...
L e a r n in g     s t y le s• Information processing• Instructional preferences• Learning Strategies
Learning Modalities:This is the theory that all learners have a preferencefor receiving and storing information through on...
How to use comicsin the classroom? • The teacher provides the material • The students create their own   comic • Use IT Sk...
Advantages of using comic assignments  •   Story telling  •   Character analysis  •   Plot analysis  •   Biographical work...
The use ofGraphic Novels• They offer value, variety and a new medium for  literacy that acknowledges visuals. They are  us...
Graphic Novels: • Brain Food • Gentle Persuasion • Think small (don’t go into the big titles) • Improve reading comprehens...
S omee x a m p le s        http://www.thechesscomic.com/
“Why?” is a Korean science comic book series.  The series had 20million copies sold over the last sixyears, which is a new...
• Comics make language  manageable and  language profitable for  beginners. They help to  engage students. The  brain seek...
• Comics used as a means to teacher  dialect• To engage reluctant readers• Also a defence against the enemy of  literacy -...
Winner of Pulitzer Price in1992 (the first comic to winsuch a prize!)Experience of a prisoner atAuschwitzCats – NazisMice ...
Comics for  awareness  campaigns• A comic by a US hospital about  testicular cancer using patient  stories• Marvel / DC ca...
C o m ic s a n d  h e r it a g e • Exercise in Empathy • Help to illustrate ‘Causes and   Consequences’ • Offer visual aid...
S o m e id e a s :  •   Time traveller  •   Bios of Historical Figures  •   Re-telling of an important battle  •   Adventu...
Tim Perkins-British Comic writer andartistsSpecial Guest at theMalta Comic ConCreated a comic strip as apromotion for his ...
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  1. 1. History of ComicsAnd Comics as an Educational Tool By: Samantha Abela
  2. 2. Who are we? • A group of people who Like comics and manga We organize various activities through out the year and participate in others in order to promote comic culture in Malta and abroad.
  3. 3. What do we do? We promote comic c ulture. We provide various opportunities of We encourage the c reation expos ure for Maltes e of c omics artis ts . We inform the public about We organize activities new comic publications to bring comics through reviews on our webs ite clos er to the public and provide a We provide a platform for ‘cultural encounter’ dis c us s ion about c omic s with foreign comic and their us e in education. creators .
  4. 4. A typical C omic S hop
  5. 5. • “A comic book or comicbook is a magazine or book containing sequential art in the form of a narrative. Comic books are often called comics for short. Although the term implies otherwise, the subject matter in comic books is not necessarily humorous, and in fact its dramatic seriousness varies widely.”• - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
  6. 6. C omic B ooks are wildly popular! • p From 2001-2006, comic books have grown from • a $75 million to a $330 million industry • a Movies and novels are now being made into • comic books specifically aimed at children • c Many popular writers, musicians and creative • designers are working with comics. • d Google Chrome presented by Scott McCloud.
  7. 7. http://www.scottmccloud.com/goog/
  8. 8. C o m ic s c o m e ind if f e r e n t s iz e s
  9. 9. G r a p h ic N o v e ls &C o lle c t io n s( H a r d C o ve r o r Tr a d e Paper B ac k)
  10. 10. Dis s ecting a C omic (the bas ics )?
  11. 11. SEQUENTIAL ARTPANELSSPEECH BUBBLETOUGHT BUBBLE
  12. 12. 1 PANEL
  13. 13. C o m ic S t r ip
  14. 14. We bC o m ic A comic that is not ‘publis hed’ but iss hared online us ually for free others agains t a s mallpayment. E as ily read on ebook readers , pcs , tablet pcs and s mart phones .
  15. 15. A M a lt e s eW e b c o m ic A webcomic written by Adam Cassar and illustrated by Samwel Mallia
  16. 16. PlanningS crip writing C haracter des ign S ketchingFine tuning A dd dialogue
  17. 17. C haracter Des ign
  18. 18. B a s icP la n n in g• Name:• A ge:• S ex:• Phys ic al des cription:• Pers onality:’• J ob:• B ackground s tory:
  19. 19. The C omicA udience?They are for everyone, fromtoddlers , pre-readers up to grandparents ! A s long as you like a good s tory, reading and A rt!
  20. 20. Why create comics ?• To s e nd a m e s s age• F or fu n• To re cou nt tru e s torie s
  21. 21. Ame ri c an
  22. 22. E urope an
  23. 23. Japan ese
  24. 24. H IS T O R Y
  25. 25. C omics for S atireC omics PoliticsC omics forC hildren/boys & girls
  26. 26. THEGOLDEN AGE1930’s to mid 1950’s
  27. 27. A d ve nture C o m ic s
  28. 28. S upe rhe ro C o m ic s
  29. 29. Th eH e ro esw e nt tow a r.
  30. 30. THESILVER AGEMID 50’s TO EARLY 70’s
  31. 31. STAN LEE
  32. 32. Th e 7 0 ’ s - s o c ia l & p o lit ic a l - f ilm s
  33. 33. TH EM OD E R N A GE
  34. 34. Th e 8 0 ’ s - T H E B R IT IS H IN V A S IO N &DARKER HEROES
  35. 35. Ma ng a
  36. 36. 90s
  37. 37. F IL M S
  38. 38. TV
  39. 39. G a me s
  40. 40. C o s p la y
  41. 41. C o m icC o n v e n t io n s
  42. 42. COMICS• FUN• SATISFACTION• INVESTMENT• COLLECTION READ and CREATE COMICS
  43. 43. Mike Perkins Tim Collins WarrenDavid Llyod Pleece Sean Azzoppardi
  44. 44. Events …• 5-6 June 2010 – Earth Garden• Malta Comic Con at Notte Bianca
  45. 45. @Earth Garden Notte Bianca
  46. 46. Dave Windett & Renee WitterstaetteWorkshops andAudience
  47. 47. Some M altes e Publications•The Golden Lizard - Fabio Agius, Mark Ellul and Chris Le Galle (SierraBooks)•The Tsar - Issue 1 - Joseph Bugejia and Joseph Whizz Farrugia (BDL) •Hal Mudlam - Issue 1 & 2- Joseph Bugeja (BDL) •Arcana Crusade – Bernard Micallef•For Gallantry Issue 0 & 1 – Fabio Giangolini•Apocalyse Rocked – Dean Fenech•Pilot – The Steampunk ed. – The Pilot Group•RPG Game – Jeanelle Zammit and Bernard Micallef•Komiks tas-Sikkina
  48. 48. Contact Us• Facebook Group : http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id• Website: http://www.maltacomic-con.com/
  49. 49. Comics as anEducational Tool
  50. 50. A brief history ofComics in Education • The first comics used to ‘educate’ people were the political cartoons used to send messages about politics and social issues to the illiterate public
  51. 51. T h e f ir s t c o m ic s• They were issued in the 1930’s (pre- WWII) and by the 1940’s an estimate of 95% of all 8-14 year olds read comics.• 65% of the 15-18 year olds read comics too!
  52. 52. Whilst some see thepositive in the use of Comics in education others criticize… • A stumbling block to literacy • Impede reading comprehension • Reduce imagination • Provide eyestrain
  53. 53. Nonetheless…• A ‘Scholarship on the Educational Value of Comics’ was established in America in the second half of the 20th century
  54. 54. Still…• Some criticized comics as promoting ‘violence’ and ‘delinquency’• Of using ‘slang’ and ‘dialect’ too much…
  55. 55. Can comics be used as an effectivemedium in education? • Yes! Comics can be used to transfer Knowledge! • They can be used as a ‘TOOL’ or • Use ‘Educational Comics’.
  56. 56. What areEducational Comics? • These are comics devised on purpose to teach a subject / with a clear intent and message. • = a comic on Maltese legends / important events – Great Siege + Consalvo Monroy
  57. 57. Comics aseducational tool • These are comics that their initial purpose was not to ‘educate’ but for leisure. Nonetheless teachers and parents use them to teach:
  58. 58. • History • Science• Reading • Social studies• Language• Culture context• Science• Story telling
  59. 59. Why use comicsin the classroom? • For pre-readers they provide practice for: • - sequencing • - prompts for language use (visual cues) • -connect words with images
  60. 60. • For Advance Readers• - complexity of normal written word with visuals• - a step-stone to more complex texts• -make reading more approachable
  61. 61. Comics meet the needs of Students in a variety of learning styles
  62. 62. L e a r n in gIt is a product of the agreement between teaching strategies and the individual differences among learners. According to Dr.Steve Hunt, every learner use his own unique style of learning and thinking At last, this is not true which differentiate anymore! him from others.
  63. 63. L e a r n in g s t y le s• Information processing• Instructional preferences• Learning Strategies
  64. 64. Learning Modalities:This is the theory that all learners have a preferencefor receiving and storing information through one ormore of the sensory modalities.
  65. 65. How to use comicsin the classroom? • The teacher provides the material • The students create their own comic • Use IT Skills through various software to create comics
  66. 66. Advantages of using comic assignments • Story telling • Character analysis • Plot analysis • Biographical work • Timelines
  67. 67. The use ofGraphic Novels• They offer value, variety and a new medium for literacy that acknowledges visuals. They are useful across the curriculum depending on the creativity of the teacher and students.• (Lavin 1998) suggested that reading Graphic Novels employs more cognitive skills.• Graphic Novels present an alternative view of culture, history and human life in accessible ways giving voice to minorities and those with diverse view points.• Ex: Classic Comics lead to the reading of the full ‘novel’
  68. 68. Graphic Novels: • Brain Food • Gentle Persuasion • Think small (don’t go into the big titles) • Improve reading comprehension • Promote Socialisation • Motivate • Help students with reading difficulties • Leave a permananet mark • Provide intermediary link to other subjects • Are popular and cool – bring youth culture to the classroom • Ideal for differentiated teaching
  69. 69. S omee x a m p le s http://www.thechesscomic.com/
  70. 70. “Why?” is a Korean science comic book series.  The series had 20million copies sold over the last sixyears, which is a new record in the local publishing industry.  
  71. 71. • Comics make language manageable and language profitable for beginners. They help to engage students. The brain seeks patterns/association/ links… comics help to provide them!• Comics provide the ‘spark’ for attention which will help knowledge to be embedded.
  72. 72. • Comics used as a means to teacher dialect• To engage reluctant readers• Also a defence against the enemy of literacy - TELEVISION
  73. 73. Winner of Pulitzer Price in1992 (the first comic to winsuch a prize!)Experience of a prisoner atAuschwitzCats – NazisMice - Jews
  74. 74. Comics for awareness campaigns• A comic by a US hospital about testicular cancer using patient stories• Marvel / DC campaign against breast cancer• ‘Donate Blood’ campaign – Malta Blood unit
  75. 75. C o m ic s a n d h e r it a g e • Exercise in Empathy • Help to illustrate ‘Causes and Consequences’ • Offer visual aids to ‘Chronology’ in history • Political Cartoons offer a platform to discuss ‘bias’ and ‘perspectives’ • Make history more exciting and engaging
  76. 76. S o m e id e a s : • Time traveller • Bios of Historical Figures • Re-telling of an important battle • Adventure story leading to discovery of artefacts – Indiana Jones style
  77. 77. Tim Perkins-British Comic writer andartistsSpecial Guest at theMalta Comic ConCreated a comic strip as apromotion for his owncomic using as inspirationHAGAR QIM!

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