Center for Cartoon Studies

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of education to students interested in creating visual stories. CCS’s curriculum of art, graphic design, and literature reflect the wide array of skills needed to create comics and graphic novels. CCS emphasizes self-publishing and prepares its students to publish, market, and disseminate their work.

Comics, Cartooning and Graphic Novel Lesson and Unit Plans

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures

DWWP is a website and a book (and soon to be two books), wherein we (Jessica Abel and Matt Madden and our crew of busy interns) help you learn to make, read, and teach comics. We’ve built this site to hold all the ancillary, important, interesting stuff we can find or make.

Get Graphic

Get Graphic: The World in Words and Pictures is a community-wide two year project designed to introduce teens, parents, librarians and teachers to the exciting and extremely popular literary format of graphic novels. All sorts of fun and informative events will be held throughout Western New York including noted graphic novel author visits and graphic novel design workshops. Teens will be inspired to write their own stories in the graphic novel format and their pages will be included in a book to be published in 2009.

The Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel Study

Graphic Novels Lesson Plans

Graphic Novels in Schools and Libraries

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

Teaching Comics

In the last several years the comics art form has flourished, generating much interest from the literary, art and educational communities. The number of schools teaching comics is growing quickly and this site is a resource for individuals and institutions interested in teaching visual storytelling.

Telling Stories with Gene Yang

Go beyond the page with author Gene Yang as he discusses childhood, his Chinese influences, and comic books. The author of American Born Chinese, the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and Printz Award winner, joins moderator Maria Salvadore in the studio as part of the Telling Stories series.

Using Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Web English Teacher