Studies and Reports
Jay Hosler and Boomer study of effectiveness of comics in the classroom
Study on Comics as a better resource than text alone for learning – Sheffield Hallam U (Full article)
Study of how elementary teachers respond to comics in their classrooms – Diane Lapp, etc., authors (PDF at the link)
Article on benefit of reading comics in school – from CBC
Article on comics effectiveness in classroom – Minnesota Star Tribune
Article on resistance to comics in the classroom – EdWeek
Article on Understanding comics by making comics – EdWeek
TED talk by Jeremy Short on Comics as educational tools – YouTube
Summary of study of comics as science literacy – w/links to study itself
Anastasia Betts on Comics as tool for writing – from the comics observer
Studies on How Comics help students retain knowledge – from Publishers Weekly
Article on scientific support for comics and literacy – from Toon Books Blog
Interview with Francoise Mouly on why comics are good for Children – from Big Think
Interview w Françoise Mouly on Comics, Education, Toon Books – Smithsonian Mag
On Raising a Comics Reader – pdf by the Comics Legal Defense Fund on arguments for kids reading comics!
Study on Improvement of information retention in reading graphic works over text only
Study: Using comics with Novice EFL Readers to develop Reading Literacy – Procedia
Study – are science comics a good medium for science communication – Intl Journal of Science Ed
Comics version of are science comics a good medium for science communication – Taylor & Francis
Study on how 2-4th grade students make multimodal meaning in reading comics – abstract at link
Study on Negative Effects of Superheroes on preschoolers summary Bleeding Cool, full article Journal of Abnormal Child Psych

Comics and literacy outreach
The Center for Educational Pathways – the Comic Book Project Michael Bitz’s project initially out of Teachers College to help teachers make comics with their students
Marek Bennett’s Comics Workshop – literacy comics workshops
Marek Bennett – Comic on Multiple Intelligences – printable
World Comics Finland – Grassroots comics, literacy effort
Video of power of Grassroots comics – from India
Video on Impact of World comics inspiring journalism & justice efforts – in India & Pakistan
Cool project to help Inuit make comics via the web and other digital devices
The Water Cookbook – graphic novel on sustainability – from Sarai
Graphic Narratives – site for Comics by Indian Creators –
Japanese Comic for Disaster Preparedness – Tokyo
Article on London Egyptian museum using comics to get kids engaged by Matt Finch
Comics Script and Assessment classroom exercise – by James Bucky Carter
Research study on comics/visual literacy – for use as guided writing.
Article on book on using comics to communicate ideas – in UX (user experience) magazine
On the lingua comica project – out of Singapore
Comics in the United Nations database – broad
The Comic Book Education Foundation – to provide literacy & opportunity
Using comic books/superheroes to combat climate change – Grist
Can you speak Emoji – PBS