Welcome to ClassroomComics.net

This site is designed to share information relative to classroom comics and teaching and to chronicle progress on my ongoing “dissertation in practice” with the University of Missouri at St. Louis where I am a doctoral candidate working toward my EdD degree.

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About Classroom Comics

My project — of which this webpage is a part — successfully emerged from the “proposal” stage, on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 when I received the “OK” from the graduate school to proceed. I will create my dissertation of practice as a comic book, released serially, on a bi-monthly schedule over the next ten months. When all the issues have been released in the early spring of 2016, I will gather them together in a single “trade paperback” volume to be published with notes and an explanatory preface/introduction.

I am new to dissertations myself; traditionally, they are works outlining a scientific research study comprised of five chapters: Introduction. Literature Review. Methodology. Findings. Discussion.

My comics will roughly follow that design. As a “proof of concept” I started the first issue late in June of 2015. For private and educational purposes, you are welcome to download the color files here.

I welcome your comments, criticism and suggestions. Indeed, I am printing and responding to selected reader reactions in the “Key Strokes” letters column pages appearing at the back of each “ish.”

Thank you for listening, and I look forward to your response to these “classroom comics.”

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Looking for traditional “paper versions” of Classroom Comics? As they are released, you may purchase back issues through Amazon:

Issue #1: The Intro Issue #2: The Lit Review Issue #3: Methods Issue #4: Findings Issue #5: Discussion

…Or get all five issues collected in a single volume!

Collected Issues 1-5

To find some great comics resources for classroom use visit:

Association of Library Services for Children — Graphic Novels Reading List – 2014 update

To find some great comics resources for classroom use visit:

Association of Library Services for Children — Graphic Novels Reading List – 2014 update

 

For older readers consider:

Young Adult Library Services Association — Great Graphic Novels for Teens

 

For an overview of the American comic book written from the vantage point of St. Louis, Missouri consider:

Comics’ Second City: The Gateway History of the American Comic Book

 

You may prefer the “full-color” version:

Comics’ Second City: Color Edition

When I first considered the use of comics in education in the fall of 2013, my reading of empirical research studies in peer-reviewed journals led me to write a literature review.  The article may be accessed at:

Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom:  A review of Scholarship in the Field