More and move all over America, comics are being used in schools — in classes, in school libraries, in book reports and reading requirements. How are teachers working to bring comics into their classrooms?
We talk to educator and graphic novelist Cathy G. Johnson about her work teaching comics to elementary, middle, and secondary school kids and teens in this episode.
Want to know more about Cathy G. Johnson? You can find her on Twitter at @cathygjohn, or at her website. She also has a website entirely dedicated to her work in education, Comics Art Ed!, as well as a podcast about comics and education, Drawing a Dialogue.
Graphic Novel TK is a podcast about the process of making graphic novels — aimed at authors, artists, and people who are interested in the behind-the-scenes of the publishing business. It’s hosted by Alison Wilgus and Gina Gagliano.
Alison Wilgus is a writer, editor and cartoonist; her comics have been published by Tor, First Second, Dark Horse, DC, Del Rey and Nickelodeon Magazine. You can find her online @aliwilgus.
Gina Gagliano is the Publishing Director of Random House Graphic, Random House’s dedicated imprint for comics for kids and teens, and has worked with organizations like the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and the Toronto Comics Art Festival to coordinate programming and media. You can find her online @_GinaGagliano.