Marc Alan Fishman: Comics Are Good For Learnin’

Marc Alan Fishman

Marc Alan Fishman is a graphic designer, digital artist, writer, and most importantly a native born Chicagoan. When he's not making websites, drawing and writing for his indie company Unshaven Comics, or rooting for the Bears... he's a dedicated husband and father. When you're not enjoying his column here on ComicMix, feel free to catch his comic book reviews weekly at MichaelDavisWorld, and check out his books and cartoons at Unshaven Comics.

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4 Responses

  1. Jim McClain says:

    Teachers have been using comics in the classroom for decades. We’re even making comics for the classroom! Check out,, or my own! We’re very active in trying to put comics in the hands of kids to enhance their reading skills.

    • Jim… I apologize. I not only KNEW about Reading With Pictures, I gave to the kickstarter, am friends with about 1/2 of your contributors, and have asked you about 1,000 times to be in the next one! Consider this both an apology, and a redaction; Reading With Pictures absolutely BELONGS in each and every school.

  2. John Ostrander says:

    I’ve had college professors contact me that they’ve used THE KENTS in the classroom and I wouldn’t be surprised if Tim Truman’s WILDERNESS has also been used.

  3. Mindy Newell says:

    When Alix was little and in elementary school, her teachers would invite me in to give a talk about writing, comics, and reading, Marc.

    And as I’ve mentioned many times, I learned the meaning of “invulnerable” and that the Earth is 93,000,000 million miles from Earth from SUPERMAN.

    And a couple of columns ago, I mentioned that Jeff (my son-in-law), who teaches remedial English at CUNY, is planning to use comics in the classroom.