The Comic Book Project has resulted in an extensive body of research about comics, creativity, and learning.

Books & Book Chapters

Journal Articles

  • Bitz, M., & Emejulu, O. (2016). Creating comic books in Nigeria: International reflections on literacy, creativity, and student engagement. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 59 (4), 431-441.
  • Bitz, M. (2009) “Manga is my life”: Opportunities (and opportunities missed) for literacy development. Harvard Education Letter, 25 (4).
  • Bitz, M. (2008). The Comic Book Project: Middle school studio lesson. School Arts, 108 (4), 23-25.
  • Bitz, M. (2008). A rare bridge: The Comic Book Project connects learning with life. Teachers & Writers, 39 (4), 2-13.
  • Bitz, M. (2007). Overcoming the creative crisis: Notes from The Comic Book Project. Afterschool Review, 2 (2), 14-21.
  • Bitz, M. (2004). The Comic Book Project: The lives of urban youth. Art Education, 57 (2), 33-39.
  • Emejulu, O. (2008). Comic book writing as a tool for literacy and critical thinking development: A preliminary study. In O. Emejulu, L. Uwatt, & A. Arua (Eds.), In Topical issues in literacy, language and development in Nigeria (pp. 87-95). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
  • Jackson, L., Toniolo, A., & Bitz, M. (2016). Comics Go Global: Reporting on a 4-year transnational pilot project. New Scholar, 4 (1), 101-116.s

Masters and Doctoral Theses

  • Sackett, J. (2007). Adult Perceptions of Gender Traits Found in Comic Book Stories Created by Young Adolescents Through the Comic Book Project. Masters thesis, School of Visual Arts.