Comics & Graphic Novels in
Schools
The view from 2014
Carl Cross
LRC Manager
Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth
Form.
The view from 1989
The view from the Space Year 2014
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Barriers to using comics in school libraries
• Comics ar...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Comics in Schools – Still
Controversial?
Tales from the ...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
• Do you stock comics in your library?
• Do you read the...
Carl Cross
Comics for
everyone
Superfriends TV Show, 1973-1986
Hannah Barbera
Carl Cross
A form not
a genre
Tom Furtwangler and Scott
FaulknerGetting your Message
Across, 1998.
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Pre-School
Comics
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Andy Runton,
Owly. Top
Shelf
Productions.
2005
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Sara Wright ,The
Totally Awesome Epic
Quest of the Brave...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Pre-School
Activities
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Colouring
Sheets
Draw your
own
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Pre-reading
and
emergent
visual
literacy
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Primary
Comics
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
• Age appropriate
comic
• No ads, no “free”
gifts
• Slig...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Corpse Talk by Adam
Murphy
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Evil Emperor
Penguin by Laura
Ellen Anderson
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Pirates of Pangaea by
Daniel Hartwell and Neil
Cameron
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Hardback Collections
available from library
suppliers
Ba...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Marvel Super Hero
Squad, Marvel
Comics. 2012(?)
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Jennifer L. Holm and
Matthew Holm,
Babymouse. Random
Hou...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Art Baltazar. Green Lantern
Animated Series. DC Comics
(...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Primary
Webcomics
Bill Watterson Calvin and
Hobbes, 1985...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Rich Clabaugh, The
Graveyard Gang.
www.thegraveyardgang....
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Primary
Activities
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Create your own Comics with
http://comiclife.com/
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Create your own Comics with
http://comiclife.com/
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Create your own Comics with
http://comiclife.com/
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Create your own Comics with
http://marvelkids.marvel.com...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Cutting up and re-sequencing
www.thebookchook.com
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Secondary
Comics
G. Willow Wilson and
Adrian Alphonsa, M...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Pat Mills and Joe Coulquhoun,
Charley’s War. IPC Publica...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Gene Luen Yang and Lark
Pien,
American Born Chinese. Fir...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
The popularity of
manga and the
demise of Tokyopop
Kiiro...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Home Grown
Manga –
Sweatdrop
Studios
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
The Small
Press –
Futurequake
Tony McVeigh, Bruno
Stahl ...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Secondary
Activities
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
The only
national comic
award for young
people, voted
fo...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Free Comic Book
Day
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Meet Pizza Dog
Matt Fraction and
David Aja. Hawkeye
#11,...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Meet Pizza Dog
Matt Fraction and
David Aja. Hawkeye
#11,...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Meet Pizza Dog
Matt Fraction and
David Aja. Hawkeye
#11,...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Meet Pizza Dog
Matt Fraction and
David Aja. Hawkeye
#11,...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Watchmen
Activity
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Alan Moore and
Dave
Gibbons, Watch
men. DC Comics.
1986.
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Secondary
Webcomics
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes,
The Key. 2014
http://www...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Sixth Form
& Adult
Comics
Glyn Dillon. The Nao of
Brown....
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Raymond
Briggs, Ethel and
Ernest. Jonathan
Cape. 1998.
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Guy Delisle Pyongyang:
A Journey in North
Korea. Jonatha...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Scott
McCloud, Understanding
Comics. Harper. 1994.
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Sixth Form
& Adult
Webcomics
Glyn Dillon. The Nao of
Bro...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Warren Ellis and Paul
Duffield, Freakangels
www.freakang...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Tablets – a
gamechanger
for digital
comics
Comixology
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Tablets – a
gamechanger
for digital
comics
Sequential
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Tablets – a
gamechanger
for digital
comics
Marvel Unlimi...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Tablets – a
gamechanger
for digital
comics
2000AD
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Tablets – a
gamechanger
for digital
comics
The Beano
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill
Barnes. www.unshelved....
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Sixth Form
& Adult
Activities
Glyn Dillon. The Nao of
Br...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
http://www.comicbookscriptarchive.
com/archive/
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Comic Script Conventions
CHARACTER NAME – Always in CAPS...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Resources:
Comic Book Resources
http://www.comicbookreso...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Resouces:
Page 45 (and/or your own friendly neighbourhoo...
Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014
Carl Cross
Carl Cross
LRC Manager
Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Six...
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  1. 1. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools The view from 2014 Carl Cross LRC Manager Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form.
  2. 2. The view from 1989
  3. 3. The view from the Space Year 2014
  4. 4. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Barriers to using comics in school libraries • Comics are trashy literature (crude stories, crudely drawn) • Comics are full of sex(ism) and violence • Comics aren’t real reading • Comics are for reluctant readers • Comics are only for SEN or reluctant readers • Any more?
  5. 5. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Comics in Schools – Still Controversial? Tales from the Crypt, circa 1950s. EC Comics
  6. 6. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross • Do you stock comics in your library? • Do you read them yourself? • Do you feel confident recommending them? • Have you ever had complaints about comics? Did you feel confident answering the complaint? • Have you ever not fulfilled a read request for a comic because of worries about it’s content? • Would you know where to look for more information about comics?
  7. 7. Carl Cross Comics for everyone Superfriends TV Show, 1973-1986 Hannah Barbera
  8. 8. Carl Cross A form not a genre Tom Furtwangler and Scott FaulknerGetting your Message Across, 1998.
  9. 9. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Pre-School Comics
  10. 10. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Andy Runton, Owly. Top Shelf Productions. 2005
  11. 11. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Sara Wright ,The Totally Awesome Epic Quest of the Brave Boy Knight. Balloon Toons. 2011.
  12. 12. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Pre-School Activities
  13. 13. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Colouring Sheets Draw your own
  14. 14. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Pre-reading and emergent visual literacy
  15. 15. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Primary Comics
  16. 16. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross • Age appropriate comic • No ads, no “free” gifts • Slight edutainment angle • Everso slightly edgy. • 8+
  17. 17. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Corpse Talk by Adam Murphy
  18. 18. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Evil Emperor Penguin by Laura Ellen Anderson
  19. 19. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Pirates of Pangaea by Daniel Hartwell and Neil Cameron
  20. 20. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Hardback Collections available from library suppliers Baggage by the Etherington Brothers, David Fickling Books. 2011.
  21. 21. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Marvel Super Hero Squad, Marvel Comics. 2012(?)
  22. 22. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, Babymouse. Random House.2005.
  23. 23. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Art Baltazar. Green Lantern Animated Series. DC Comics (2013)
  24. 24. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Primary Webcomics Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes, 1985-1995.
  25. 25. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Rich Clabaugh, The Graveyard Gang. www.thegraveyardgang.com. 2012.
  26. 26. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Primary Activities
  27. 27. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Create your own Comics with http://comiclife.com/
  28. 28. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Create your own Comics with http://comiclife.com/
  29. 29. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Create your own Comics with http://comiclife.com/
  30. 30. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Create your own Comics with http://marvelkids.marvel.com/games/play/75 /create_your_own_comic
  31. 31. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Cutting up and re-sequencing www.thebookchook.com
  32. 32. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Secondary Comics G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphonsa, Ms Marvel. Marvel Comics. 2014.
  33. 33. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Pat Mills and Joe Coulquhoun, Charley’s War. IPC Publications. 1979-1985.
  34. 34. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Gene Luen Yang and Lark Pien, American Born Chinese. First Second.2006.
  35. 35. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross The popularity of manga and the demise of Tokyopop Kiiro Yumi, Library Wars. Viz Media. 2010-2014.
  36. 36. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Home Grown Manga – Sweatdrop Studios
  37. 37. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross The Small Press – Futurequake Tony McVeigh, Bruno Stahl and Bolt 01. B.O.O.B.I.E Trap, 2013(?)
  38. 38. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Secondary Activities
  39. 39. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross
  40. 40. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross
  41. 41. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross
  42. 42. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross
  43. 43. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross The only national comic award for young people, voted for by young people
  44. 44. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Free Comic Book Day
  45. 45. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Meet Pizza Dog Matt Fraction and David Aja. Hawkeye #11, Marvel Comics. 2013.
  46. 46. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Meet Pizza Dog Matt Fraction and David Aja. Hawkeye #11, Marvel Comics. 2013.
  47. 47. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Meet Pizza Dog Matt Fraction and David Aja. Hawkeye #11, Marvel Comics. 2013.
  48. 48. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Meet Pizza Dog Matt Fraction and David Aja. Hawkeye #11, Marvel Comics. 2013.
  49. 49. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Watchmen Activity
  50. 50. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watch men. DC Comics. 1986.
  51. 51. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross
  52. 52. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Secondary Webcomics
  53. 53. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes, The Key. 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine- 26730067.
  54. 54. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Sixth Form & Adult Comics Glyn Dillon. The Nao of Brown. SelfMadeHero. 2012.
  55. 55. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Raymond Briggs, Ethel and Ernest. Jonathan Cape. 1998.
  56. 56. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Guy Delisle Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. Jonathan Cape. 2006.
  57. 57. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics. Harper. 1994.
  58. 58. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Sixth Form & Adult Webcomics Glyn Dillon. The Nao of Brown. SelfMadeHero. 2012.
  59. 59. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield, Freakangels www.freakangels.com. 2011-2014.
  60. 60. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Tablets – a gamechanger for digital comics Comixology
  61. 61. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Tablets – a gamechanger for digital comics Sequential
  62. 62. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Tablets – a gamechanger for digital comics Marvel Unlimited
  63. 63. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Tablets – a gamechanger for digital comics 2000AD
  64. 64. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Tablets – a gamechanger for digital comics The Beano
  65. 65. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes. www.unshelved.com/
  66. 66. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Sixth Form & Adult Activities Glyn Dillon. The Nao of Brown. SelfMadeHero. 2012.
  67. 67. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross
  68. 68. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross http://www.comicbookscriptarchive. com/archive/
  69. 69. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Comic Script Conventions CHARACTER NAME – Always in CAPS SFX – Sound Effects, ie. Thwaaak! CAP – Caption, used for description and reported speech BOX – Alternative to caption, see above (TH) or (thought) – Think bubble (OFF) or (OP) – Dialog from a character not seen (whisper, shout) – common lettering directions Underline words that need emphasis From Dark Horse FAQS
  70. 70. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Resources: Comic Book Resources http://www.comicbookresources.com/ PaiPicks http://paipicks.blogspot.co.uk/ No Flying No Tights http://noflyingnotights.com Graphic Novels in the Curriculum – Created by Dr.Mel Gibson http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/g/graphicnovels/intro.asp Graphic Novels in Libraries UK https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/GNLIBUK
  71. 71. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Resouces: Page 45 (and/or your own friendly neighbourhood comic shop) http://www.page45.com/ Dr. Mel Gibson – Comic Guru and ex-librarian http://www.dr-mel-comics.co.uk/ Paul Gravett – Font of all knowledge and prolific author http://www.paulgravett.com/ Paul Register - Stan Lee Excelsior Award http://www.excelsioraward.co.uk/ Forbidden Planet Blogs http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/
  72. 72. Comics & Graphic Novels in Schools: The View from 2014 Carl Cross Carl Cross LRC Manager Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form. ccross@lfatsf.org.uk Twitter: @carldjcross
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