Monthly Archives: September 2011

Comics in Education: Case Studies as Comics

By | September 28th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

In a column for The Jewish Daily, Renee Ghert-Zand describes an education case study that was published as a comic: If it could work for the Holocaust, an Algerian rabbi’s cat, and a Birthright Israel trip, then it could also work for a Jewish day school governance and administration case study. So thought Ken Gordon, social media manager at [...]

‘Nuff Said Review: Lola

By | September 26th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Lola by J. Torres & Elbert Orr Recommended for Middle School and Up A grandma's ghost in the Philippines!  What's not to like? 'NUFF SAID!

ATLA: Interview with AARisings

By | September 23rd, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

AARisings talked to me about cartooning, teaching, and the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender comic from Dark Horse. I started reading comics in the fifth grade. I've been reading ever since, except for a short break in junior high. A popular friend of mine told me to give up comics so I could get a girlfriend, [...]

Comics in Education: PhD Comics – the Movie?

By | September 21st, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

This might be the nerdiest comic-turned-movie ever.

ATLA: Interview with

By | September 20th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Recently, interviewed me about the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender comic book from Dark Horse.  Here are my thoughts about the original series: The original Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series is essentially an American coming-of age-story set in an Asian fantasy environment. Aang learns skills, but he also learns how to shoulder responsibility. Katara learns [...]

‘Nuff Said Review: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown

By | September 19th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1 by Jeff Lemire and Ibraim Roberson Recommended for High School and Up I still don't know what Flashpoint is (I've tried hard to understand it, I swear), but that didn't stop this book from being an incredibly fun read.  G.I. Robot shows up!  How awesome is that? 'NUFF [...]

‘Nuff Said Review: Action Comics #1

By | September 13th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Action Comics #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales Recommended for High School and Up Young Superman's kind of a jerk... which is kind of awesome. 'NUFF SAID!

R.I.P. Dylan Williams

By | September 12th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Comics in Education: Technology in Schools

By | September 7th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Heidi MacDonald over at The Comics Beat offers some commentary on a recent NY Times article about technology and education: Not that we have any idea what this means…the article goes on for six more pages with mostly head scratching over what any of it means. It’s possible that digital/interactive literacy isn’t measured on conventional test [...]

‘Nuff Said Review #32: Otto’s Orange Day

By | September 5th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Otto's Orange Day by Jay Lynch and Frank Cammuso Recommended for Birth and Up All the Toon Books are gorgeous, but this is far and away my kids' favorite. 'NUFF SAID!