graphics

So, I have been having more fun that I have a right to have by making political-themed distorted graphs that have no data correlation whatsoever. I don't even think or consider any numbers when making these. Who cares about data when you have cool graphs in a misinformation campaign! Actually, along a serious line of thinking, the making of Distorted Graphs (which was inspired by a Make Idea...
Keywords: graphic novel, comics
I know that lots of you in the Digital Is community use comics and graphic novels in your teaching, so HT to Nick Carbone for circulating this time-sensitive offer from Marvel... Marvel Comics is offering free downloads of more than 700 first issues of many of the company's favorite superhero mags at no charge. The promotion began Sunday and runs until 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The announcement was...
In a recent blog post at DMLcentral, Liz Losh profiled the work of UC San Diego Ethnic Studies professor Wayne Yang. Yang asks the students of his Worldmaking course at UCSD's Sixth College to present their culminating research project in graphic novel format. The interdisciplinary course anaylzes topics such as racism, heterosexism, patriarchy, colonialism, and global exploitation through a...
Introduction: Language Arts is, at its core, about teaching students to effectively express themselves and to accurately interpret the communication of others, so I’ve always thought that divisions between English and Art were arbitrary and counterintuitive.  Both use the same tools – connotation/denotation, critical thinking, inferences from context clues, cultural influences, creative elements...
Step 1: Formulate a Narrative             Some graphic novelists start from scratch and visually draft their narrative as they go, acting as both writer and illustrator; others create visual adaptations of existing prose work, “translating” the written word into visual-verbal form; still others work in collaboration from the onset, in a partnership where a writer creates a narrative script that...
One of the best things about working with students in digital platforms is that they have an opportunity to bring visual design to their writing, leveraging talents, interests, and modes of expression that would not otherwise find a place on an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of lined paper. The opportunity to work on the text, but also express the text visually, seems to draw in many writers who otherwise...
"Well, I think it gave me an opportunity to reflect on my experiences as an Asian-American, and that's something that I still struggle with and I still have to think through. I think that this book has opened up a lot of really good conversations with other people, especially other Asian-American men, about our common experiences. And that's been really good for me." So explains Gene Luen Yang,...
escaping_Page_01.jpg In late 2009, students in my second-year high school English class focused part of their reading and writing on the issue of how people survive difficult times. It seemed an ideal way to help my students meet a range of literacy standards while also helping bridge the gap between rural Maine and the world. We read Tracy Kidder's Mountains...
This is a video deconstructing a short story which falls into the genre of graphic novels.  It is a piece from California Writing Project's Improving Student Academic Writing (ISAW) focus on "Redefining Text."