So, you’re thinking to teach an after-school comics program, try your hand with teaching comics within your class, any kind of setting. I put together some links and notes that might be helpful.

(This is in progress – I created this for a former student of mine who reached out for advice, and this is what i sent him quickly…)

Everything I do in my classes is accessible from this page: spinweaveandcut.com/education-home/. My education links page should prove useful for arguing why you should be doing this, as will some other pages. Definitely check out the Comic Book Project –  comicbookproject.org.

Some books I’d recommend are Matt Madden & Jessica Abel’s Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, and Mastering Comics

Scott McCloud Understanding Comics & Making Comics. Maybe Will Eisner Comics & Sequential Art

Lynda Barry’s Syllabus, Making Comics, and Picture This, and Ivan Brunett’s Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice

For working with younger kids Jess Smart Smiley’s Let’s Make Comics, Ivan Brunetti/Toon Books Comics: Easy as ABC, Usborne Write & Draw Your Own Comics

Some resources on teaching with comics from American English