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Bitz, Michael. "The Comic Book Project: The lives of urban youth." Art Education 57. (2004): 33–39. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
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BibTeX citation key: Bitz2004a
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Keywords: Didactics
Creators: Bitz
Collection: Art Education
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The Comic Book Project was launched originally as a way of putting into practice some of the most important educational research of the last decade—that is, the correlation between involvement in the arts and performance in academic subjects (Deasy, 2002; Fiske, 1999). This article is not necessarily about comic books; it is about children expressing themselves through an artistic format. The Comic Book Project demonstrated the ability of the artistic process to engage and empower children and teachers. Yet the project also highlighted the importance of working towards a product, which is where the comic books enter. The participating children were not interested in making art and certainly not interested in building literacy skills. Rather, they wanted to create comics, share their final designs, and witness their work displayed in schools and online. This combination of process and product is important for art educators to understand because it speaks to the needs of children who are not regularly immersed in art making of any kind—that is, the majority of children. This article shares the processes and products of The Comic Book Project and is highlighted by samples of the children's work.
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