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Korea’s Educational Comics

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The Obama StoryThe Korean Times is reporting that educational comic books are flourishing in Korea as a new way to grab the attention of children and engage teachers and adults.  That wave of educational comics is making it’s way across the seas to here in the United States.

A comic bio series in English published by Dasan Books has been adopted as supplementary textbooks at a U.S. elementary school in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Fort Lee Elementary School announced it will use “The Obama Story,” “The Bill Gates Story” and “The Charles Darwin Story” for history, social studies and bilingual education classes for the second half of this year. The three books are part of the comic biography series aimed at third to sixth graders.

In February 2009 Dasan Books even opened up a branch in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to enter the U.S. market. Six biography comics have so far been produced, including ones about Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln and Hillary Clinton. By August, volumes on Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Stephen Hawking will be released.  Their plan is to release 50 bio comics over the next 18 months.

The Obama Story clocks in at 200 pages and targets children ages 8 to 12.  It focuses on his life from his early child hood up to his recent election as President.

The comic biography series is available in some nations in North America and Asia via online bookstores.

Tuesday Twitter Fun – Captain America, Health Care, Obama, and More, Oh My!

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Last week numerous people involved in the comic book industry tweeted their thoughts about the Captain America/Tea Party controversy.  This weeks sees some spill over as some of those same people contemplate other issues connected and much more.

Alex Segura isn’t just the publicity manager for DC comics but also a great resource for breaking politics news, http://twitter.com/alex_segura.

Alex SeguraAlex Segura

Ed Brubaker is one of the great modern comic book writers, http://twitter.com/brubaker.

Ed Brubaker

Gail Simone is also an amazing writer and received a lot of flack for her statements on the controversy, http://twitter.com/GailSimone.

Gail SimoneOur new friend Ron Marz decided to chime in on the Sarah Palin/Rahm Emanuel issue, http://twitter.com/ronmarz.

Ron Marz

Mark Waid is an amazing writer as well, and decided to speak out about his views on Captain America, http://twitter.com/MarkWaid.

Mark WaidMark WaidBen Templesmith is a comic book writer who’s actually worked on a book about American Presidents, http://twitter.com/Templesmith.

Ben Templesmith