Having just posted about the graphic novel trend in academia, we got word of an offer that may interest you. The brother of HarperCollins’s Tavia Kowalchuk founded Denver Comic Con last year, which is working with Comic Book Classroom to provide free passes to educators for an all-day event on Friday, May 31st.They’ve planned a number of programs for educators and students to come learn how to use comics in their classes, as well as enjoy the show!
Educational Opportunities/Programming Topics:
- Chris Ware offers a keynote on his comic work and artistic development
- Comic book classroom graduates present their final projects
- Using comics in the classroom for middle school and high school
- How to prepare for a career in comics
- Can comics change the way that kids look at the world?
- Violence in popular media
- How to draw simple characters
If you’ll be in the Denver area, or want to make a trip out of it, apply online here—the first 200 teachers will receive a free pass! And with a purchase of 10 or more tickets, students receive a discount as well. While these offers are only for Friday, Denver Comic Con continues on Saturday and Sunday, and is sure to be a lot of fun.