Teach Cartooning - Resources and Links

Teach Cartooning Resources


Cartooning for Teachers

Comics Courses syllabi
http://www.english.ufl.edu/comics/teaching
The Educators Network
http://www.lessonplans4teachers.com/visualarts.php
Visual Arts lesson plans for teachers.
Fast and Easy Cartooning for Fun
http://www.zippedytheclown.com/cartooning_promo_page.htm
How-to manual for teachers, artists, and cartoonists, compiled by arts educator Robert Gluckson. Cartoon games alternate with lessons.
ReadWriteThink
http://www.readwritethink.org
Practices and resources in Reading and Language Arts
Teaching Comics
http://www.teachingcomics.org
Lesson plans, educators; a major resource for teachers.

Professional Magazines

The Comics Journal
www.tcj.com
Companion website to print magazine, with selected articles, interview excerpts, and message board. The magazine is the premier critical and news medium for adult comics and artists that go beyond the mainstream super-hero books.
Comic Book Distributor: Diamond
http://www.diamondbookdistributors.com/default.asp?t=2&m=1&c=53&s=534
Bud's Catalog
http://www.budsartbooks.com
The only downside of getting this free print (or online) catalog is that there is too many "must have" items; it surveys comics and related fields like graphics, illustration, and erotica.

Resources

Cartoon Conspiracy
http://www.cartoonistconspiracy.com/conspire/?cat=13
Cartoon Resources
http://www.cln.org/themes/cartoons.html
Comic Art and Graffix Gallery
http://www.comic-art.com
Free online artist biographies and comics history. Offered for sale are CD collections of masterpiece comic book and pulp art.
Comic Book Resources
http://www.comicbookresources.com/resources/links
Links to comic book publishers. news, reviews, and blogs.
Comic Covers
http://www.Comiccovers.com
Thousands of covers by name and number, fast.
Comics Research Org
http://www.comicsresearch.org
Scholarship related to comic books and cartoons. Includes info about comic book conventions, libraries, and research collections.
Derek Santos Comic Book Page
http://www.dereksantos.com/comicpage
Links to a range of comics. Guided comic book history with images.
Early Comic Strips on the Web
http://gormenghast.mit.edu/www/hjenkins/com
Grand Comic Database
http://www.comics.org
What a dream! Digitize all the comic book covers. 56,000 so far.
Magazine Art
http://www.magazineart.org
Comic books are magazines! The history of periodical literature includes many innovations of design and distribution. See great art and design!
Pulp Magazine Covers
http://www.pulpsoncdrom.com
Pulps were the ancestors of the comic books. Here are science fiction pulp covers, for sale on CD.
Schneider Art Museum Contemporary Animation and Comic Book Art Show
http://www.sou.edu/art/anicomic
From the history of comic strips to the latest creators, see this collection of comics-related sites. See also Robert Gluckson’s paper about contemporary comic greats (and Seattle cartoonists) Pete Bagge and James Woodring.
The 25 Greatest Comic Book Covers
http://web2.chicagonet.net/~atlas/cover2.htm
Highly recommended – take a look at these wonderful images and fascinating, historic background. The “worst covers” companion page is also fun.


This webpage is dedicated to cartooning teachers. For more resources, buy the book "Fast and Easy Cartooning for Fun!" and see the Teach Cartooning Blog. More comic book links may be found at the mass media resources page http://www.vizcom.info.

Contact Site Administrator and Editor Robert Gluckson at robert@teachcartooning.com.