Friday, August 24, 2012

Comics Matter And They Still Belong In The Classroom

Artist Kerrith Johnson captures the iconic nature of many of contemporary comics major heroes. Because these characters have become icons, they can easily remind readers, teachers, students, and skeptical members of the public, that there's something more the mundane of day-to-day life. Johnson's "Believe" series attempts to keep superheroes "iconic but positive." This artwork would be far more effective than some of the motivational crap that clutters school hallways and classrooms.

A few of my favorites:

For the Lincoln-Douglas debaters:

For all other students who write, speak, act, or create:

Because we all make mistakes and need a little help:

There are good people out there:

Lightening strikes every day:

When all of these things come together, there can be a little magic:

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