Saturday, April 24, 2010


By Kevin Hodgson
Staff Writer

I recently had the opportunity to interview author Barbara Slate, who has written and illustrated many comics and graphic novels and just put out a fantastic new book for teaching graphic novels from the view of writing them. The book is called, appropriately enough, YOU CAN DO A GRAPHIC NOVEL. We published a review of the book here at The Graphic Classroom but I wanted to follow up with an interview with Barbara about her entry into the world of comics and why she wrote this book
The interview is in two sections.

In the first part, Barbara talks about how she got into the field, some gender elements of the business, why she wrote her recent book and other interesting tidbits. In the second part, I asked her specifically about how to help teachers who want to bring graphic novels into the classroom as a writing activity, but don’t quite know how to begin. 

Podcast, Part 1 (general information)
Podcast, Part 2 (focus on writing graphic novels with students)

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