“A bursting piñata of worthy questions and colorful inventions; a gift to the creative and a delight to read!”
—Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics
It was a groundbreaking sensation: a Master's thesis done in comics form! Now Teaching Artfully, by Meghan Parker, is a compelling graphic novel!
Written and Drawn by Meghan Parker
Foreword by Nick Sousanis
Teaching Artfully compellingly draws the reader in as it presents the growth and explorations of an early-career art teacher, the author Meghan Parker. Parker comes to understand both her teaching and art-making practices through making insightful comics. The reader, too, will find themselves illuminated, inspired and entertained!
Teaching Artfully explores daily teaching practices, visual literacy, teacher and student relationships, and engagement with life inside and outside of schools. The delightful and fascinating graphic novel uses a unique visual form to emphasize the importance of learning to understand and communicate using images.
“I can’t imagine a better catalyst for creativity! I would recommend this to anyone!”
—Emil Ferris, Author of My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, multiple Eisner Award winner
If you loved Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud or Unflattening by Eisner winner Nick Sousanis you will fall in love with this revolutionary and delightful book. In fact, Sousanis provides a fascinating introduction!
240 Pages • Full Color • Trade Paperback • Graphic Novel • 6.75” x 6.5”
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More praise for “Teaching Artfully”:
“Parker brilliantly uses comics as the medium for this self-reflexive examination of how art works and why art education matters!”
–Prof. Carol Tilley, Ph.D. Comic historian, library educator, former high school teacher, and past president of the Comics Studies Society
“An incredibly refreshing look at a school subject we need now more than ever!”
–Chris Mostyn, High school art teacher, winner of the “Excellence in PK-12 Art Educational Award by the United States Society for Education Through Art