Recommended Reads

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Last weekend I ran a comic book workshop at the Illinois Art Education Association Conference. I had two tables full of books for people to browse and I thought I would share them here.

Comics I Teach With:

American Born Chinese – Gene Yang (first chapter only)

Smile – Raina Telgemeier

Stinky – Eleanor Davis

The Arrival – Shaun Tan

Comics I Recommend:

Habibi – Craig Thompson

Blankets – Craig Thompson

Heavy Liquid – Paul Pope

Sweet Tooth – Jeff Lemire

Maus – Art Speigelman

Apollo’s Song – Osamu Tezuka

Pluto – Urasawa and Tezuka

Burning Building Comics – Jeff Zwirek

100% – Paul Pope

Mother Come Home – Paul Hornschemeier

Finder – Carla Speed McNeil

Understanding Comics – Scott McCloud

Making Comics – Scott McCloud

Hicksville – Dylan Horrocks

Saga – Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples


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