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ENGL 453 Methods in Teaching English: Using Graphic Novels

With Resources for Teaching Adolescent Literature

Teaching Resources

Classic Adaptations

Look at it this way...

Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.”

––ART SPIEGELMAN, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of MauS.


Specific Subjects

Classic Comics


The "Oscars" of the comic book industry

Internet Resources

Comic Master

Comic Master is a free tool designed for students to use to create comics in the "graphic novel style." Comic Master provides a drag and drop interface for students to build their comics on. Students using Comic Master can select from a variety of layouts, backgrounds, characters, effects, and fonts. Students can create free accounts on Comic Master to save their works and edit them whenever they like. Comic Master gives students the option to create and print multiple page stories.