Author: Tara

You’ve Just Crossed Over into the Twilight Zone

“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension— a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone” The distinguishable voice of Rod Sterling has sent shivers down my spine… Read more →

Debunking Comics: Graphic Novels within the Classroom

We just finished reading A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel in class, and some interesting questions were brought up. What role do comic books have in relationship to children? Can they be educational? And how are they supposed to help students become better readers? Well, these questions are actually being asked by plenty of educators, and – fear not… Read more →

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Syrian Cartoonist’s Fight against al-Assad

Art can be a very effective means of expressing personal beliefs and ideologies, and sometimes that art tells a very interesting story. Political cartoons, in a way, are a perfect example of a story told over a long periods of time. In a sense, political cartoons are generally aspect-to-aspect graphic novels of current events. When we dip into the archive… Read more →