Here is a very interesting talk from Nancy Silberkleit, CEO of Archie Comics (and, incidentally, speaker at the 2013 Graphic Justice One-Day Symposium). She discusses the ways in which she believes comics and comic books can be an inspiring and practically useful tool for educating younger generations. Not just in terms of increasing reading skills, but also by helping them engage with complex social issues such as bullying in an accessible and entertaining format.
Published by Thomas Giddens
Thomas Giddens is senior lecturer in law at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. He researches critical, comics, and cultural legal studies. His most recent work is 'On Comics and Legal Aesthetics: Multimodality and the Haunted Mask of Knowing' (Routledge 2018). He founded the Graphic Justice Research Alliance in 2013 and edited the collection 'Graphic Justice: Intersections of Comics and Law' (Routledge 2015). He also edits the on-going 'Graphic Justice' special collection at The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship (www.comicsgrid.com) and is a founding Co-Director of St Mary's Centre for Law and Culture. View all posts by Thomas Giddens