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Recent articles

4 ways to teach 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style

Matt has put together a heavily-illustrated post about teaching using 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style.

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Best American Comics: The Notable Comics of 2014

The Best American Comics 2014 is out and new series editor Bill Kartalopoulos has carried on our tradition of posting all the Notable Comics of the year.

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Guest post: A five-week comics unit for teens

Jess Worby shares his lesson plan for a five-week comics unit he taught to teens in a studio art class at LOMA, a public art high school on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in spring 2014.

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Guest Post: Paulo Patricio on how to make a panel grid in five minutes

Paulo Patricio demonstrates a very quick and effective method to generate grids. (featuring an animated gif!)

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A holiday gift idea: the beginning cartoonist’s starter kit

The holidays are coming! And we have a great gift idea for you: a beginning cartoonist’s starter kit! To get your special person started in comics, just use our checklist to buy him or her the basic tools of the trade.

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Best American Comics 2013 Table of Contents

Every year, we get requests from teachers wanting to know what will be in the new Best American Comics before it comes out, so as to plan their classes. Herewith, therefore, is the table of contents of the next Best American Comics, edited by Jeff Smith, and with a fantastic cover by Kate Beaton, and out in September of this year.

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Haiku comics

The haiku’s brevity and relative simplicity of rules make it a good candidate for a comics-making exercise.

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Mastering Comics is up for an Eisner award

Mastering Comics is nominated for an Eisner award in the “Best Comics-Related Book” category. If you are involved professionally in the comics world, as a creator, a retailer, a writer, or a publisher, you are eligible to vote in the Eisners, and we ask for your support.

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