Scholastic Releases Comic Art Highlighting the Next Generation of Writers and Illustrators

Comic_cover-page-001-193x300This November, Scholastic released Comic Art, a collection of Award-winning comic artwork from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The booklet features a foreword by renowned comic book writer Stan Lee, Q&A with cartoonist Ellen Forney and stunning comics illustrated by students from across the nation.

The Awards, presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Writers & Artists, is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens. Thea program encourages and awards young aspiring comic artists.

Comic Art is a great way to connect with the next generation of talented writers and illustrators.  The comic art featured in the booklet explore themes of friendship, finding oneself, exploring the world and bullying, amongst others and is available online at

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards call for submissions is now open for the 2014 edition! You can find the full details about how you can submit material here. Any public, private, parochial or home-school student in grades 7 – 12 in the U.S., Canada or an American school abroad may participate in the Awards.