I’ve been editing some graphic stories for a new educational comics anthology to be published by Reading With Pictures, a cool new nonprofit aimed at increasing use of comics in schools. Most interesting and startling to me is the range–a funny piece built around a field guide that features a Little Big Foot (yup, they exist) by Scott Cunningham and Philip Pittz, a thoughtful meditation on ex-pat life in South Korea by David Precht, and a powerful portrait of a young professor’s journey to become a teacher by Mike LaRiccia. The anthology features a cover by Jill Thompson (The Sandman) and original stories by over 50 all-ages creators including. You can check ‘em out online at http://www.readingwithpictures.org.
RWP has recently launched a pledge drive on kickstarter.com to finance the publication of this new educational comics anthology; pass along the news to any and all interested in comics and education.