More about comics and graphic novels

More about comics and graphic novels

Find a range of useful websites, blogs and online resources exploring graphic novels and comics:

Dr Mel Comics
Dr Mel Gibson professor of children’s literature and comics specialist includes useful resources and contacts on her personal website

Paul Gravett: Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga
Graphic novel specialist Paul Gravett includes articles, book information and details of events on his personal website

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This Nottingham-based online comic shop offer reviews of graphic novels and comics, and information on graphic novel creators who visit schools


Classical Comics
This UK publisher creating graphic novel adaptations of classic literature offer free study guides and downloads on their website


Gareth Hinds

Graphic novelist Gareth Hinds, who has created graphic novel versions of classics such as The Odyssey, has information and videos exploring the process of creating his books at his author blog.

 

Create your own

Comic Master
This fun online comic creator makes it possible for students to quickly create their own simple graphic novel


Superhero Squad

Fans of Marvel comics will enjoy this online tool for creating simple comic strips or a graphic novel to download and print.

 

For teachers and librarians

Teen Librarian
Aimed at those working in library environment, this website includes many reviews of graphic novels

 

Learning and Teaching Scotland
Graphic novels in the Curriculum in Scotland: includes useful information and recommended reads

 

National Association of Comic Educators
An international website offering practical classroom projects for teachers

 

Scottish Book Trust
Learning resources, projects and events for learning professionals in Scotland, including a range of graphic novel resources for secondary teachers, developed by Online Teacher in Residence Michael Stephenson

 

Manga

Vermonia
This website for the Vermonia series written by YOYO and published by Walker Books, includes useful information about reading and creating manga

 

Manga Shakespeare
Publishers SelfMadeHero offer free resources for teachers to support their Manga Shakespeare series

 

Awards

Stan Lee Excelsior Award
A new book award for graphic novels and manga, where children aged 11-16 choose the winner

 

British Comic Awards

Set up to celebrate and promote the very best in comics and graphic novels being made in the UK, the British Comic Awards' third year will see a ceremony in November 2014