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What I’m Working On 3/21/12

By | March 21st, 2012|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Comics in Education: Graphic Novels Help Immigrants

By | March 13th, 2012|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Lillian Mongeau reports on using graphic novels to teach in immigrant communities for NPR's California Report.  She interviews Thi Bui who is both a teacher at Oakland International and a cartoonist.  She also interviews me.  Listen to the whole thing here.

Comics in Education: Diversity Comics in Korea

By | March 8th, 2012|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

Korea Herald reports on comics' role in the increasingly diverse nation of South Korea: The book titled “Hello! Global Citizens” aims to teach children about peace, human rights and sustainable development. UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding created the educational comic aimed to help elementary and high school students overcome cultural differences. Full article [...]

Comics in Education: My Trip to Gainesville

By | February 1st, 2012|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Reporter Jackie Alexander writes about one of my school visits in Gainesville for The Gainesville Sun: Having an idea for a comic book is one thing, said illustrator and author Gene Luen Yang. Putting it on paper and making money are entirely different. “A lot of people have great ideas,” he said, “but if you go [...]

‘Nuff Said Reviews: Red Skull Incarnate

By | January 31st, 2012|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Red Skull Incarnate by Greg Pak and Mirko Colak Recommended for High School and Up The Red Skull's red skull doesn't even show up, but it's STILL GOOD. 'NUFF SAID!

Sketchbook: What I’m Working On 1/20/12

By | January 21st, 2012|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Sketchbook: What I’m Working On 1/18/12

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Comics in Education: Strategies for Comics in the Classroom

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

In an article for Edutopia, Andrew Miller lists five great strategies for teaching effectively with comics: I know, we love books and tools, but just like with technology, sometimes we get wrapped up in the tool instead of first thinking about the purpose. Here are some specific strategies to ponder as you select a graphic novel [...]

Twitter Contest!

By | January 11th, 2012|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , , |

Are you an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan AND a comic book geek AND a Lego Maniac?  Well, have I got a prize for you. In an effort to get the word out about the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise Part 1 graphic novel, I’m giving away a prize pack that features: 1.  [...]

Comics in Education: Another Library Guide Comic

By | January 11th, 2012|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Check out this online comic where classic movie monsters guide you through the library.