Fully-illustated children's book with kids of color as protagonists are slowly becoming more available, and illustrators and authors of color join publication houses that previously "whitewashed" their stories. In years past, pubishers would reject tales related to...
📚 CALLING ALL PARENTS & TEACHERS 🖍 Submit your kid's monster drawing for a chance to win awesome prizes from gift cards and board games to professional art software + your entry will donate iPOP! iOpeningStories' Monster Me books to our non-profit! You'll even get...
Andrew Aydin was a congressional staffer for the late congressman John Lewis, and co-authored a graphic novel with the congressman about his life, covering his powerful activism in the civil rights movement during the 60s. Aydin hopes that young readers of the graphic...
Learn to Read Comics Presents Richie Slade – Round Two! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITqsvyBuPEc 📚 CALLING ALL PARENTS & TEACHERS 🖍 Submit your kid's monster drawing for a chance to win awesome prizes from gift cards and board games to professional art software...
Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. Normally one single day, the COVID-19 crisis of 2020 forced the organizers to rethink the event protocols and instead most store owners offered a Free Comic Book Summer.
Reading With Pictures, the most trusted source for knowledge about the impact of comics and graphic novels for empowerment, learning, and lifelong joy, presents TEACHING WITH COMICS, a FREE three-day professional development event for the comics curious and manga...
The 2022 Latinx Comic Arts Festival is planned for March 25-26 in Modesto California! General information:https://www.latinxcomicartsfest.com/ Check out some links to fantastic artists and projects on the Latinx Comic Arts Fest Facebook page...
Learn To Read Comics is teaming up with AWA (Artist Writers & Artisans) to present their iPOP! online comics series, Monster Me, providing meaningful stories and lessons packaged in a bright, fun and humor-filled world that kids will gravitate toward.
Kids, Parents and Teachers! The Monster Me Kids Drawing Contest starts on June 9 2021 and ends on September 12, 2021. AWA is offering kids the chance to send in their own monster drawings in a Monster Makers Wanted contest. Everyone who enters will receive a digital...
Legend Stan Lee was honored with the renaming of a street in the Bronx with his name.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU for short), is different fundamentally from the comic book series, in terms of its audience, its storyline methods, and of course in terms of its ability to present narrative storylines...
Three grad students teamed up to use storytelling and cartoons to teach tough science topics JKX Comics, an online publishing organization, turns complex science jargon into bite-sized comics for students to understand. These images of ecologist Danielle Lee...
Learn to Read Comics is proud to announce another successful donation! Over 300 comic books and graphic novels were donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles!
Originally released in Japan in 1996 as “Pocket Monsters,” the card game Pokémon, a portmanteau of “Poketto Monsuta” in Japanese, spread cross the Western world like wildfire.
Professional Wrestler and Semi-pro Comic Book Illustrator Richie Slade joins us to illustrate his favorite comic book characters! Hear about his upbringing as an illustrator, drawing pointers, stenciling tips, and more!
The comic strip Calvin and Hobbes has been publishing repeat comic strips for 25 years, ever since its comic art creator, Bill Watterson, completed his last strip, sending boy Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes into the winter snow looking for yet more adventures.
A new comic book based on a series of real-life health care stories is being developed by Marvel Comics and the Allegheny Health Network in Pennsylvania. “True Nurse Stories”
We’re happy to report that we had a successful donation of comics and graphic novels to Youth Emerging Stronger! In total,
We at Learn To Read Comics love Dr. Seuss! Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote and illustrated hundreds of children’s books, despite having no children of his own. His illustrations and artworks are collectible, some paintings and drawings of which are very rare.
‘Batman: Death in the Family’ by Warner Brothers Animation lets viewers decide Robin’s fate interactively by allowing the viewer to make choices in wildly different directions, to the point where it feels like a distinct experience watching each version and its various forks in the road. The interactivity is a wonderful, fun and inventive, gimmick.
With Batman Day arriving this Saturday, September 19th, it’s important to remember that belts are for more than holding up your pants. Over the years, we’ve gotten to know some of the handiest items in Batman’s utility belt, like the Batarang and Bat-rope. But not...
My name is David Verdiner and I am the President of Learn To Read Comics, Inc. (www.LearnToReadComics.org) We are a non-profit located in Los Angeles, California, and we give away comics, writing and other reading materials to at-risk students through their schools...
During the past year CSIRO scientists have given scientific names to 165 new species, including tributes to Marvel characters Deadpool, Thor, Loki, and Black Widow along the way.
A painted, drawn, or sculptured free form or design suggestive in shape of a living organism, especially an amoeba or protozoan.
For several years, Mr. Lewis would lead a group of children in a march across the San Diego Convention Center.
Fanboys and fangirls may not be traveling en masse to San Diego for Comic-Con this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the confab is set to swing into people’s homes like Spider-Man with its very first virtual edition, dubbed Comic-Con@Home. The event will take place July 22-26 and is free.
Tokyo (CNN Business)The 92-year-old who founded the company that created Hello Kitty is leaving after 60 years and handing control to his grandson.
Read the latest issues from ‘Hawkeye: Freefall,’ ‘2020 Ironheart,’ and more, now available on the Marvel Digital Comics Shop, comiXology, or Comics App!
When I think of Calvin, that glorious little menace, I first remember the depth of his imagination. His was an external life born explicitly of the internal: distant planets, bed monsters, mutant snowscapes, gravity-defying wagon rides, crass Transmogrifications, and of course, one tuna-loving tiger BFF.
NEW YORK – Animation art has long been a popular collectible and is a great way to physically preserve a piece of one’s childhood. Among the earliest examples are production celluloids (cels) for Walt Disney animation movies, especially prewar film shorts starring Mickey Mouse.
Comic-Con has been canceled for 2020 and will return in 2021. Please view this video with Comic-Con’s 2021 new dates, refund and transfer policies, and WonderCon Anaheim’s schedule as well:
So, you’ve decided to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Consisting of 23 films released from 2008 to 2019, the “Infinity Saga” tells the story of dozens of heroes
In this week’s Sunday Closer, NBC’s Kristen Welker sits down with Elizabeth Montague, who is the first known African American woman to have a cartoon published in the New Yorker. “I’m really proud of myself and that I’ve done this,” the 24-year-old says.
an exhibition at the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, February 11–April 23, 2017; the Grand Rapids Art Museum, May 21–August 27, 2017;
The auctioned comic was bought off a newsstand rack soon after its release by a mailman in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Heritage Auctions said in a news release.
Disney and Marvel showed off footage from upcoming spy thriller Black Widow at Comic-Con and the D23 Expo this summer, and now they’ve dropped the first teaser trailer for the Scarlett Johansson …
When asking comic book fans who their favorite artists are, one of the names that is bound to come up quite a bit is Olivier Coipel. Coipel has provided work for such famous comics events such as House of M, Civil War II, and several runs with Thor, Spider-Man, and many more
Milestones: February 1 marks the start of Black History Month in the United States, a month in which Americans honor and remember the accomplishments, contributions, and history of black Americans.
Pop Culture Cartoonist Patrick Owsley Underdog, Hanna-Barbera, Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Simpsons, Rankin/Bass, Cartoon Network, DC Comics, Looney Tunes. March 22, 2020, 10am-4pmHyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Dr. Valencia, CA 91355 $9 Admission 12 and...
The name reportedly comes from the Latin word for happy (felix) and is similar to the cat term, feline. Both New Jersey cartoonist/animator Otto Messmer and Australian cartoonist/filmmaker Pat Sullivan (whose name appears in the credits for Feline Follies) have both...
Warner Bros. and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal, could be the first non-Disney movie to top the domestic box office for the year …
Iconic comic strip The Far Side launched its official website today, filled with a rotating archive of classic cartoons, sketches from creator Gary Larson’s sketchbooks, and a letter from the …
Netflix and Mattel Television are producing He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, an original CG animated adventure series that will reimagine the popular Reagan Era toy-based franchise with a …
We’ve previously chronicled the many changes writer and director George Lucas had made to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Over the course of several re-releases and special editions, new additions were added to the 1977 classic such as enhanced CGI, altered dialogue, previously deleted scenes, and of course, the infamous “Han shot first” debacle.
Visit the Pasadena Comic Convention and Toy Show on Sunday January 19th 2020!
See guest list, event schedule, and information about parking for the event on the Pasadena Comic Con web site
The annual Black Comic Book Festival brings fans, creators, illustrators, writers & independent publishers together for an exciting two-day event!
Empire Con is the premiere event for fans of “Star Wars”! Held at the Los Angeles Airport Mariott Hotel,
We would like to thank our SuperFriends for their generous donations we have received! In addition, we would like to thank several of our local SuperFriends who came to our office to pack our new edition of pencil bags! These 400 pencil bags are stuffed with, 2...
The kind people at Alturas welcomed us back to Oxnard for another learning event! It was another big success! All of this wouldn't be possible if it weren't for you and your contributions to Learn to Read Comics! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide...
The sight of illustrations that stay still and allow children time to explore them visually engages deep cognitive functions of developing brains.
Tim Drake, the third person to assume the role of Robin in the DC comics universe alongside Batman, officially has a new code name.
Hilarious archival 45-minute video of Mad Magazine editor Harvey Kurtzman and illustrator Jack Davis, being interviewed by an excited Stan Lee.
Still pondering that post-credits scene? Start here.
When it comes to live-action movies or TV shows based on comic books, adaptations are usually loose.
House of X restores an air of myth and mystique to Marvel’s Merry Mutants ahead of their arrival in the MCU.
Darkseid, the most cosmic character in the eight-decade publishing history of DC Comics,
Some great suggestions from Comic Drake on how to study and learn about the Marvel and DC Comics Universes and characters, including picking your favorite character.
His art captured the whimsy of Richie Rich, the fantasy realms of Amethyst and the horror of the terrorist attacks.
Could the Marvel Cinematic Universe survive a Spider-Man-ectomy?
Arris offers his top recommendations of which 10 of his favorite comic books are imperative to read, with beautiful illustrations of each masterpiece’s best pages!
Here’s a variety of ways to address how to read and understand comic books and graphic novels if you’re new to the genre.
Want to create your own unique superhero characters? Stan Lee has some suggestions for you!
C|net reporters visited Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, the latest addition to Disneyland and every Star Wars fan’s dream. Fly the Millenium Falcon, join the First Order, check out unique food items at the Galactic cafe (including Blue Milk!), build your own R2 droid unit!
In July, Learn to Read Comics had another successful event at the ALTURAS Apartments in Oxnard, CA
Like the headline says, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot’s Twitter accounts just dropped a new poster for Wonder Woman 1984.
Since Dark Pheonix is opening this evening, and it is presumed to be the final chapter in the ongoing X-Men saga,
(CNN)When Tim Burton’s “Batman” debuted in theaters 30 years ago in 1989, it didn’t just kick off a major, still-flourishing movie franchise and the current era of superhero-led blockbusters.
Long gone are the days when comics used to be restricted . . .
Avengers, assemble — and break a leg! Marvel’s mighty heroes are the stars of a new series of educational one-act stage plays intended for a high school audience.
On Friday, Disney made one final push to make “Avengers: Endgame” the highest-grossing film of all time.
San Diego Comic Con 2019
NEW YORK – Movable books feature dramatic, three-dimensional or moving parts that readers can manipulate.
If there’s one thing Avengers: Endgame fans couldn’t really agree on about the ending, it was Captain America’s time travel escapade.
The Marvel Universe may change, but the X-Men can always count on their fearless leader, Cyclops.
Get Your Early Bird Passes Before They’re Gone!
Ahead of Comic-Con International in San Diego, WBTV unveiled keycard designs that will be available at official hotels.
Just last month, we were calling The Walking Dead #192 “the end of an era,” thanks to a stunning issue
Explore your favorite films from each decade: Watch CNN’s “The Movies” Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT starting July 7.
There’s one person who has been in more Marvel Cinematic Universe movies than anyone else
A few decades ago, reading a comic book was considered a controversial issue.
In May, for Free Comic Book Day, Learn To Read Comics organized a giving event for students staying at a local LA hospital In total, 50 students received books and learning materials in this giveaway.
t was a great Sunday here in the sunny state of California. We were fortunate to receive couple of guest passes to the Comic Con Revolution event
June 1, 2019 at 11am to 2pm
Blu Elefant Cafe
2024 West Washington Blvd.
DC Super Heroes exhibit May 25 – September 8 2019
The stereotypical view regarding comics is that it is a disposable means . . .
What do you get when the powers of an all-powerful wizard of old find a true champion? You get a hero who can fire lightning from his hands!!!
The end of an era has finally finished the home stretch students… and let me tell you it hurts, but it was a journey we all knew would come to an end.
Comic convention fever once again hits the California Inland Empire
A fun, large-scale 3D promotional advertising campaign for the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Roger Wardell recently tweeted some intriguing possibilities that could offer some insight about the plot of the upcoming
Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3 movie:
Did you know that NASA employs real-life Guardians of the Galaxy?
A light went out in the galaxy this week as we learned that Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in all three Star Wars trilogies, has passed away.
Free Comic Book Day returns this year for an international celebration during which comic book shops give away free comics to anyone who visits their shops.
Review all 21 prior Marvel Comics Universe movies with this article and video!
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 6 returns
Author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney, is writing a new followup series of books
Another beautiful weekend in Los Angeles and just in time for the LA Times Festival of Books!
The next Star Wars movie, episode IX, will be titled The Rise of Skywalker, it has been announced.
For students of all ages: the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design exhibited some of the original outfits of your favorite superheroes
The post-Avengers: Endgame fate of one original Avenger may be revealed, as Disney+ is planning a Hawkeye solo show starring Jeremy Renner, according to Variety.
In today’s age, we are drowning in information and no aspect of . . .
Fly high and never giving up no matter what gets you down!
Comic books have a rich history in entertainment. The use of pictures…
Pretty sure that’s all I can use without getting into legal trouble with a pack of sharks from a certain theme park…hee hee!
For students of all ages, there is a free Manga exhibit at the Japan House, here in Los Angeles until March 28, 2019.
Young Adult Book Fest held at Santa Monica High School…
In 2011, Barbara Ward and Terrell Young, both faculty members…
The FREE family-friendly LA Times Festival of Books is scheduled this year for the April 13-14 weekend…
A celebration of Stan Lee’s life was held at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood…
Comics and CLIL (Content Language and Integrated Learning): Producing Quality…
Wow! Disney Publishing and the First Book organization held a kids’ book giveaway on January 23 2019…
Fun fact: you are ALWAYS three feet away from a spider…
A shoutout to the Little Free Library movement…
Who’s got no face, all inky and super strong and dangerous to boot, but with a slight conscience, only due to…
The NEA Big Read initiative annually supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs…
When Black Panther rolled into theaters, it was one of the most anticipated movie events of the season.
Yes, you read that right. Learn To Read Comics is giving away free comics to encourage…
If you little ones have not seen Ant-Man and the Wasp in theaters, you will probably…
Learn to Read Comics spent an afternoon donating materials to a group of eager and enthusiastic students at the Kipp Empowerment Academy
While our site is under final construction, look around, register and…
Now Boarding for the Kessel Run!! And board you should my young rebels, storm troopers…
Research has indicated that a noticeable gain in literacy…
Some fun ways to understand comic book features and terminology!