Comic Art Ed! Scholarship focusing on bringing comics into the visual arts classroom. A resource for educators, students, cartoonists and the curious.
Comic Art Ed!
Comic Books in Visual Arts Education!
Welcome to Comic Art Ed! Here you will find scholarship focusing on bringing comics into the visual arts classroom. My name is Cathy G. Johnson, and I'm a cartoonist, educator and scholar. This website documents my work, and serves as a resource for other educators, students, cartoonists and the curious. Go to the About page to learn more about me and Comic Art Ed!
Looking for graphic novels and comics to give to students? Check out the Reading Recommendation List!
Drawing a Dialogue is a podcast discussing comics in historical + educational contexts by Cathy G. Johnson + e jackson. Learn more here!
The Breakaways is my new middle-grade graphic novel with First Second, coming out March 5, 2019!
Age Range: Middle-grade, 8 - 11 years
Themes: Friendship, relationships, overcoming odds, slice-of-life
Summary: Quiet, sensitive Faith starts middle school already worrying about how she will fit in. To her surprise, Amanda, a popular eighth grader, convinces her to join the school soccer team, the Bloodhounds. Having never played soccer in her life, Faith ends up on the C team, a ragtag group that’s way better at drama than at teamwork. Although they are awful at soccer, Faith and her teammates soon form a bond both on and off the soccer field that challenges their notions of loyalty, identity, friendship, and unity.
The Breakaways is a portrait of friendship in its many forms, and a raw and beautifully honest look into the lives of a diverse and defiantly independent group of kids learning to make room for themselves in the world.