Comic Book Literacy – A Documentary

Coming in 2010 is a documentary about comic books and their role in promoting literacy.

The film showcases comic books as a way to inspire a passion for reading in both children and adults.  Comics have traditionally had a bad reputation from the perspective of the general public and it is the goal of this film to shatter the negative stereotype of comics as “junk food for the brain” and to show them in a new light.

Comic Book LiteracyRecently it’s becoming more and more accepted that comics aren’t just “junk food” for the brain.  Schools are turning to them to motivate students, universities and students are using them in their studies, museums are holding deep retrospectives and exhibits, and a recent study declared they may be just as good as standard reading material.

A trailer has been released which you can see at

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