Press About the Comic Book Project

US State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

"Using Comic Books to Engage Youth Around the World"

The New York Times

“Comics in the Classroom"

The Washington Post

“Thinking Outside the Box, Inside the Panel”

National Public Radio

“Learning Through Comic Books”

Teaching Tolerance

“Drawing on Justice”

The New York Times

“Superman Finds New Fans Among Reading Instructors”

Time Magazine for Kids

“Comics in Class”

Publisher’s Weekly

“Using Comics To Make Kids Love Reading ”

New York Public Radio – Brian Lehrer Show

“Reading with Pictures”

Education Week

“Scholars See Comics as No Laughing Matter”

USA Today

“Teachers Are Getting Graphic: Comic Books Getting a Serious Look and Drawing Acclaim from Educators”

Arizona Public Television – KUAT

“Creating Comic Books”


“A New Literary Hero: Comics Make for Colorful Learning

NY1 News

“Schools Put Comic Books to Use to Help Students Learn"

Youth Today

“Holy Youth Work!”

Education Update

“Comic Book Project Helps Teach Literacy to NYC Students”

Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Comic Strip Project Draws Students In”

Toronto Star

“Comics Gain Face in School”

The Oregonian

“Comic Books Go from Villain to Hero in Some Oregon Schools”

The Daily Gazette

"Comic Books a Chance to Learn at Schoharie Crossing"

Arizona Daily Star

“Kids’ Comic Project to Be Displayed”

La Estrella De Tucson

“Plasman sus historias en comics: Solucionan estudiantes los problemas de su comunidad con dibujos”

Tucson Explorer

“Students Learn While Creating Comic Books"

North Hawaii Today

“Comic Club: ‘It Was an Awesome Feeling Getting Published’”

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

“Young Comic Book Artists are Flourishing in Honokaa”

West Hawaii Today

“Comic Lessons: Students Learn from Comics They Create”

West Hawaii Today

“Students Have Opportunity to Create Comic Book”


“Out from under the Desk: The Comic Book Project, Begun at JHS 216, Has Spread Across the Country”


“Manga, Comics, Graphic Novels!"

Publishers Weekly

“Comics in the Classroom”

New York Post

“Teacher Offers Kids Comic Relief”

The Bergen Record

“If We Ruled the World: Kids’ Creative Side Displayed in Comic Book Project”

Toledo Blade

“Class, Open the Comic Books”

New Jersey Public Television

“Classroom Close-up”

Indian Country Today

“Kids Put Superheroes to Work”

Arizona Public Television – KUAT

“Arizona Illustrated”

Hartford Courant

“Creating Comic Books: Students’ Cartoons With A Message Tap Into Drawing, Writing, Storytelling, Leadership Skills”

American Banker

“Students’ Comics Creation Targets Financial Villains”

Univision – Despierta America

Trenton Times

“Comics as Educational Tool Drawing Interest”

News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange (NJ)

“Comics Book Project Comes to Town”

Better Homes and Gardens

“Something Cool for After School”

National Association of Comics Art Educators

“Interview with Michael Bitz of The Comic Book Project”

Voice of America

“Wham! Zoom! Comic Book Project Improves Literacy in New York Schools”

The Journal News

“Rockland Teachers Learn the Value of Comics”

New York Nonprofit Press

“Inaugural Union Square Arts Awards"

WCPN – Cleveland Public Radio

“Around Noon”

Youth Today

“Snapshot: The Comic Book Project”

ABC News

“The Reading Revolution"


“Motivation Hit: Dark Horse Comics Sheds a Light on Literacy”

WKYW News Radio Philadelphia

“Comic Books for Learning”

Mother Warrior’s Voice

“School Children Create Superhero Comics”

WABC-TV Evening News

The Star-Ledger

“Comic Books are the Vehicle: Project Imparts Language and Literacy Lessons”

Home News Tribune

“Animating Purpose: High-Schoolers Aim to Educate with Comic Books”