Category: Teaching Comics

Interview: Nick Sousanis

Conducted by Pedro Moura Ever since Unflattening was published it has triggered much discussion. Nick Sousanis’ book, a result of his PhD dissertation in comics form, is one of those projects that deserves less an epidermal response in the form

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Episode 179: Reviews of Patience and Visual Storytelling: An Illustrated Reader

Lesson Plans This week on the review show, Andy and Derek focus on two notable titles, one that has been greatly publicized and the other that has come in under the radar. The former is Daniel Clowes’s Patience (Fantagraphics), the

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Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion on Religion and Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Like a Prayer On this special episode of the podcast, Derek moderates a roundtable discussion on religion and comics. Joining him on the panel are Elizabeth Coody (teaching at the Iliff School of Theology), Jeff

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Episode 151: The September Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] The Tastemakers Another month is upon us, so that means it must be time for Andy and Derek to open up the latest Previews catalog and begin making out their wish lists. (Actually, Derek is

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Comics Alternative Special: A Roundtable Discussion on Teaching Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] School Days The Two Guys are back with another special episode of The Comics Alternative, and, just in time for the new school year, this time they hold a roundtable discussion on teaching comics. Joining them

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On Location: Teaching Comics through a Historical Context Panel at HeroesCon 2015

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Historic Talk On Friday of last week, the first day of HeroesCon, both Andy and Derek participated on a discussion panel, “Teaching Comics through a Historical Context.” This was organized by Shawn and Adam Daughhetee

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Scott McCloud

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Understanding Scott Andy and Derek are pleased to have as their guest on The Comics Alternative the artist who has done more than anyone to help us understand comics, Scott McCloud. He has just concluded an exhausting world tour

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Episode 132: Reviews of The Leaning Girl and Unflattening

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] The Flat Earth? On this episode of the podcast, Andy and Derek discuss two thought-provoking books that challenge the way we look at sequential narratives. First, they explore François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters’s The Leaning Girl, the first edition of

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Comics Alternative Special: A Will Eisner Week Panel Discussion, “The Relevance of Graphic Novels in Culture and Modern Education”

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] More Will Eisner Week On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, the Two Guys with PhDs wrap up Will Eisner Week by featuring a recording of an event that took place on Saturday, March 7, at Collected

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Review: Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor

by Andy Wolverton Syllabus – Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly) I’m always intrigued by the creative process, and having been a former teacher, I never tire of learning how creators go about instructing others. Since most of us will probably never

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On Location: “Why Teach Batman in College?: Comics and Academia”

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!” In the second of three podcasts shows recorded at this year’s Wizard World Austin Comic Con, here is a recording of the roundtable discussion held on Saturday evening, “Why Teach

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Critical Takes: Studying Comics and Graphic Novels, by Karin Kukkonen

by Derek Royal Studying Comics and Graphic Novels, by Karin Kukkonen (Wiley-Blackwell) As instructors are increasingly using comics in the classroom — and especially as more college programs are devoting entire courses to comics studies — the need for a textbook introducing

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