Incorporating Comic Strips into a World History Lesson Plan

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 25, 2021



It was getting pretty late and I was down to the wire while writing a lesson plan for the following day’s class on Ancient Mesopotamia. The idea to assign the classes to draw a comic came quite naturally after staring at a series of reliefs of the royal Lion ...

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Spreading Out the Two-Page Layout

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 18, 2021


Photo: The Uncanny X-Men Volume 1, No. 285 “Portal’s End”

I stumbled upon a two page-spread that spanned the second and third pages, while flipping through an X-Men comic book from the nineties that I picked up from a local thrift. The comic doubled as a splash page listing ...


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Horror, and the Broken

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 14, 2021


I'm wounded but you can't see it!


A lot of stories involve a wounded and/or flawed character. It's a staple of strong storytelling; a character has some kind of pain or wound to overcome, and that's the inner journey they take along with whatever outward ...



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QUACKCAST 552 - Tropes we like

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 12, 2021

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Last time we covered tropes we hated! This time we're talking about clichés we actually like. It's quite a bit trickier because clichés are clichés ...



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The KAMics Celebrates its Seventeenth Anniversary!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 11, 2021


Photo: Wild Poodles by Keith Alan Morgan (KAM)

Long-time webcomic creator, KAM has written in, and would like everyone to know:

Hi

This Monday, October 11, will be the 17th anniversary of The KAMics.

What a long strange strip it's been. ;-)

Have a nice day,
KAM



Synopsis of The ...







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Not even Dora is exploring this.

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Oct. 10, 2021



So, I found a horror movie recently and even though it’s not serial killer horror or Halloween type of horror, it’s definitely scary.

The movie I will be talking about today: “The Ruins” (2008) – there will be spoilers, so please be warned. The following movie is for mature ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Backwoods

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 6, 2021



The Backwoods begins inside a storage unit of a beloved Professor that has recently passed on. In the center, stands a prominent sarcophagus of jackal-headed deity, Anubis, with the caption: “There are Stories”. This is a thinking-person’s comic—where rat skeletons; chainsaw-wielding tree stumps; legendary gryphons battle horsemen; and ...

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Do you love cats? Then Join the Lite Bites Cat Jam!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 4, 2021


Photo: “Fishing (Page Eight)” by Genejoke from Lite Bites 2021

In the Networking and Community Projects part of the forums, Genejoke has been getting ready for a Comic Jam since September 13th.


Genejoke writes:

Hey folks, Genejoke here. Hopefully many of you have noticed that the community project Lite Bites ...







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So Spooky Season has Begun, eh?

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Oct. 3, 2021



Hi! So Spooky Season has begun and my brain has gone into fart mode and it's currently slow on bringing up topics right now!

But I thought something interesting would be to do a review on movies, pick them apart, talk about what's good and what's bad ...



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Tropes I Hate

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 2, 2021




So maybe the verb ‘hate’ is excessive, but there are some tropes that can really throw me off a story. Or perhaps, what throws me is the way they are used. I firmly believe that any trope can be part of a solid, enjoyable story, even the ones I hate ...


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