So psyched that Cory Doctorow reviewed my new book on Boing Boing! “a marvellous and infuriating history of censorship, zero-tolerance, helicopter parenting, and the war on kids.” and “The comics form turns out to be just perfect for presenting this material.”
Bad For You: Exposing the War on Truth has hit the stores and is even getting the coveted “face out” shelving (at least at this Barnes and Noble at 82nd street in NYC)!
Two, count’em two, great reviews from School Library Journal: Gr 8 Up–A well-researched docu-comic. Covering topics such as comics, games, technology, and play, the chapters begin with a historical perspective on each subject. The authors then go on to explain how time after time, as new pastimes develop, they gain in popularity with youth until […]
Against everyone’s better judgement, my new book (with co-author Scott Cunningham) has been published by Henry Holt for Young Readers. It is a graphic (not TOO graphic) history of kid-centric moral panics. Comic book burnings, book banning, Dungeon and Dragon hysteria,skateboard bans and on and on. Get your copy (before someone burns it!)
Bad For You: Exposing the War on Fun releases tomorrow (!) and here’s the trailer. Feel free the share the video and spread the panic!
I’m a huge fan of Boing Boing so it is especially exciting that they have posted the techno-panic timeline from my new book (with Scott Cunningham) Bad For You: Exposing the War on Fun. It is especially good timing in anticipation of our January 7th release date!
Over at Badforyoubook.com (the blog for news and etc. relating to my next book) Scott Cunningham and I (actually just Scott) have been posting a special Christmas countdown of twelve of the weirdest, most outrageous, totally craziest bans, blocks, recalls and protests ever over toys. Perfect reading for all ages! Speaking of reading, Bad For […]
It’s now less than two months until the release of my next book (with Scott Cunningham) Bad For You: Exposing the War on Fun. It’s a non-fiction comic chronicling the history of adult-led and kid-centered moral panics. Here’ the back cover text: SHOULD U.S. COMICS BE BANNED? “SATANIC” HARRY POTTER BOOKS BURNT PLAYGROUNDS POSE THREAT […]
A nice review within a larger article at “In These Times” “Between Korgen’s clear, non-didactic script and Pyle’s beautifully minimalist art, Wage Theft is an ideal model for a labor comic: It’s engaging without resorting to sensationalism, informative without being condescending.”
I am excited and honored to be working with poet Eloise Bruce and the students at Monmouth Beach Elementary School. Their school was closed for 8 months last year after Hurricane Sandy filled it with two feet of water. Eloise and I, under the auspices of Young Audiences, will be helping the students process and […]