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Childrens Comics: A Teachers Guide Wendy Helsby

Childrens Comics: A Teachers Guide

Wendy Helsby

Published March 19th 2008
ISBN : 9781903663202
Paperback
110 pages
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 About the Book 

Distinct from magazines, childrens comics are a discreet and fascinating medium, superficially familiar to us all, yet rarely the subject of study in Media Studies. But comics have been with us in their current form for over a hundred years andMoreDistinct from magazines, childrens comics are a discreet and fascinating medium, superficially familiar to us all, yet rarely the subject of study in Media Studies. But comics have been with us in their current form for over a hundred years and they remain hugely popular with their audience and very lucrative for their owners. Beginning with A Short History of Comics, the Teachers Guide explores every area of the subject likely to be of relevance to the Media teacher: Comic Language--comic codes, and how to read them- Industries and Institutions--from conglomerates to cults and cross-media synergy- Censorship-- the history of comic book regulation in the USA and the UK- Audiences--who reads childrens comics? And are they bad for them? Representation--comics and gender, race and nationality- Superheroes and Naughty Kids--the history, and appeal, of Superman, Batman and ... Dennis the Menace.