Teachers & Writers magazine

Teachers & Writers magazineThe new issue of Teachers & Writers magazine is out! I just happen to be the designer for the quarterly mag put out by Teachers & Writers Collaborative here in New York, and this issue is specially devoted to comics in the classroom.

Besides featuring a full-color one-pager by yours truly on the cover, the issue boasts an article by Michael Bitz, founder of the Comic Book Project; an interview with Françoise Mouly about Toon Books (with sample art by Toon Books author

!); a very cool five-page comic by Youme Landowne; a piece on poetry comics by Dave “Mr. Alphabet” Morice; an interview with Ben Katchor; and (best of all, IMHO) an inside look at how comics are infiltrating the educational publishing industry by our very own Sari Wilson! And to top it off, there’s a very nice resource list for parents and teachers interested in using comics as education tools.

This special issue of Teachers & Writers magazine is available at the T&W website for $5.

About joshcomix
Brooklyn-based cartoonist specializing in nonfiction comics about topics like Hurricane Katrina, the media, travel, and finance.

8 Responses to Teachers & Writers magazine

  1. man_size says:

    I WANT A COPY!!!

  2. alibi_shop says:

    Oh man, I might have to get that. I know Youme from Brooklyn days & have been meaning to check out her children’s book – didn’t know she was doing comics.

  3. dlasky says:

    wow
    I want this so bad! But it’s not yet listed for sale on their site.
    I drew a comic about the dangers of an influenza pandemic (be ready!) that comes out in the next month or so.

    • 4_eyez says:

      Re: wow
      I trust they’ll add the ability to order the new ish to their site ASAP.
      I CAN’T WAIT TO READ YOUR PANDEMIC PIECE! As a huge fan of Crichton’s ANDROMEDA STRAIN and King’s THE STAND, I’ve long been interested in the topic

      • dlasky says:

        pandemic comics
        Well, this is mainly an informational comic (the title is “No Ordinary Flu”), so the drama will be underplayed. They don’t want people to panic, just be prepared. The harsh realities of a flu pandemic are only hinted at. (It will be distributed to middle school students — so it’s ‘family friendly’.)
        If you read a history of the 1918 pandemic, it’s unbelievably horrible. Funeral homes were running out of caskets because so many people were dying so fast.
        On an unrelated note, this is a great 1hr documentary on Superman:
        http://studio360.org/americanicons/episodes/2008/07/11

    • 4_eyez says:

      Re: wow
      the issue is now available for ordering on their website: http://www.twc.org/publications/magazine

  4. hooray for this issue of comics in ed
    four-eyes, your new orleans work was mentioned to me at random by a park slope food co-op register worker before I met you for this project. I would have loved to have come by MOCCA to see you at the table. I was on a project in Mississippi for two weeks which gave me two days in the Dirty (N.O.) -we were on the gulf coast drawing and painting with children-the name of that org is Making Art Everywhere. I got the T&W issue just before leaving town and I am SO honored to be in the fine company of all the other contributors! Thank you for designing it up.Dear Readers, If you get one, get three! you will want to share:)

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